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Travelling Light: Poems

McCullough, Ken

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ISBN 10: 0938410458 / ISBN 13: 9780938410454
Published by Thunder's Mouth Press, 1987
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Signed and inscribed by Ken McCullough to a named individual on the first page. Clean, bright pages except for a little specking at the top and right edges of the page block; binding square and tight; soft cover has a short crease at the top left front, a tiny surface tear at the upper spine, and mild rubbing at corners and spine ends, otherwise excellent. Bookseller Inventory # 048629

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Title: Travelling Light: Poems

Publisher: Thunder's Mouth Press

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Signed: Signed and Inscribed by Author

Book Type: 1

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Poems deal with rural life, nature, travel, death, love, poetry, the seasons, war, and the past

From Library Journal:

McElroy, a poet concerned with society, has a deep sense of black history, resurrecting a jazz singer murdered in the Nazi death camps, a Harlem photographer, a 17th-century slave courtier. Especially concerned with womenthe streetwalker in fear of a serial murderer, a destitute South African mothershe energetically attacks consumerism: "Buying is what keeps you from thinking about death . . ./ Even now as everyone around you slips into poverty." But despite such range, a lack of punctuation leaves many of the poems too similar in narrative pace. McCullough, picked by Galway Kinnell for the 1986 Capricorn Award, is more readable, yet his modest, finely crafted work lacks impassioned movement. His America is home to New Mexico drifters, the mid-west Amish, the returned Vietnam Vets with growing cancer or unhinged minds. He sees his own past and the world with a deep sense of loss: "I must have been unconscious/most of the time." McCullough excels in narration and stark evocations of nature, but he, too, can leave a poem hanging. Two worthwhile, but not outstanding, collections. Bettina Drew, City Coll., CUNY
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