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Woman Lake Richard Broderick

Woman Lake

Richard Broderick

Published April 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780898232011
Paperback
64 pages
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These poems about family, men and women, and weather and nature are Brodericks brave embodiments of attributes he implores us to value as much as he does: memory, mystery, awe, passion, and an embrace of fate-those qualities most missing from aMoreThese poems about family, men and women, and weather and nature are Brodericks brave embodiments of attributes he implores us to value as much as he does: memory, mystery, awe, passion, and an embrace of fate-those qualities most missing from a market-dominated society. Using both ordinary objects and events (pearl onions and seashells, folding laundry and making pies) and extraordinary ones (funnel clouds, reindeer in the basement, the zoo on fire), he makes sweet and poignant observations about his world and, ultimately, our own. When he paints his family and childhood, he creates more than just nostalgia- he creates wonder, admiration, and regret that are universal.Richard Brodericks collection of short stories, Night Sale, was published by New Rivers Press in 1983. He is currently coeditor of the Great River Review, a columnist with the Journal of Law and Politics, and the former poetry editor of Minnesota Monthly.These are poems of experience and memory. Using Brodericks own words: They burst from their cages like matchheads into flame. There, he is speaking of animals in Zoo on Fire: but here, I am speaking of the poems themselves. Substituting further I can say... each [poem] is a tower he has built-Diane Glancy, author of (Ado)ration and The Closets of HeavenRichard Broderick is not writing pop poems, but sober poems in a long tradition.-Robert Bly, author of Eating the Honey of Words: New and Selected Poems