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The Gods of Winter #2020

The Gods of Winter Poems discuss a journey across the ocean a veterans cemetery money an abandoned collection of dolls and a man who escapes from his prison cell to commit a murder

  • Title: The Gods of Winter
  • Author: Dana Gioia
  • ISBN: 9781555971489
  • Page: 394
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Gods of Winter By Dana Gioia, Poems discuss a journey across the ocean, a veterans cemetery, money, an abandoned collection of dolls, and a man who escapes from his prison cell to commit a murder.

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    1. I believe I ve reviewed Dana Gioia on here before, so I d like to avoid the gushing of affection I feel for this poet except that I can t Gioia is everything I love about poetry meaningful statements artfully delivered I understand that sometimes questioning meaning itself can be rewarding, but most pieces that attempt this create their meaning by studiously avoiding meaning the point becomes See I said nothing and that resonates And it can When it s done right But most of the time it s not done [...]

    2. Bought for the catchy name some of the poems were darker than I anticipated and left me unsettled.

    3. It would be unfair to Dana Gioa and to my obscure and slightly crumpled self to term this a real review I read The Gods of Winter several times, many years ago now It is on my rereading list, and I have no qualms about recommending it Mr Gioia, as I recall, makes as good a case as you may find for the existence of Expansive Poetry The term isn t used as much nowadays Dick Allen and a few others Arthur Mortensen perhaps tend to use it Others, a subset of the Expansives according to Allen, prefer [...]

    4. Really nice poetry I like the three stanza, unrhymzed, iambic pentameter thing he s got going on, especially in the longer, narrative poems That s where he really shines, I think He s got a very calm, almost unpoetic voice it s not trying to be beautiful poetry, it s just sort of trying to tell a story Which is why, I think, it works better for the narratives Counting the Children gave me minor chills, whereas the language wasn t quite powerful enough to give most of the shorter poems a punch St [...]

    5. Was introduced to his poetry through Lauridsen s choral setting of Prayer, which is absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking Several poems in this collection deserve repeated readings especially enjoyed Night Watch, Rough Country, Cleared Away, and the ice cold Homecoming.

    6. I actually prefer this collection of poems overall to those of Interrogations at Noon, Gioia s recent work Perhaps because these ones are raw I like storms and angry weather.

    7. I got this signed at his CGU reading in October 09 It was a great event He does most of his poems from memory Overall, a very impressive man, and a wonderful book.

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