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American Ghost Roses

American Ghost Roses

Copyright Date: 2005
Pages: 104
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    American Ghost Roses
    Book Description:

    In his first book as the poet laureate of Illinois, Kevin Stein shoulders an array of poetic forms, blending pathos, humor, and social commentary. These poems--ranging from meditative narratives to improvisational lyrics--explore art's capacity to embody as well as express contemporary culture. Stein embraces subjects as various as his father's death, magazine sex surveys, Kandinsky's theory of art, the dangling modifier, Jimi Hendrix's flaming guitar, racial bigotry, and a teacher's comments on a botched poem. Presiding over this miscellany are ghosts of a peculiarly American garden of dreamers and beloved misfits, those redeemed and those left fingering the locked gate._x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B__x000B_

    eISBN: 978-0-252-09256-5
    Subjects: Language & Literature

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[viii])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [ix]-[xii])
  3. One
    (pp. 3-4)
  4. Two
    (pp. 7-32)
  5. Three
    (pp. 35-58)
  6. Four
    (pp. 61-86)
  7. Back Matter
    (pp. 87-92)