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Sea Level Rising - Poems: Poems by John Drury
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About the Author
John Philip Drury is the author of three previous books of poetry: The Refugee Camp (Turning Point Books, 2011), Burning the Aspern Papers (Miami University Press, 2003), and The Disappearing Town (Miami University Press, 2000). He has also written The Poetry Dictionary and Creating Poetry, both published by Writer's Digest Books. His awards include a Pushcart Prize, two Ohio Arts Council grants, an Ingram Merrill Foundation fellowship, and the Bernard F. Conners Prize from the Paris Review. He is a Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati.
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5.0 out of 5 starsgorgeous and riveting, in slow smoldering rhythms. One ...
Reviewed in the United States on 12 October 2015
gorgeous and riveting, in slow smoldering rhythms. One poem, "How To Stay Awake," describes needing to sing to stay alert while driving sleepily on the highway late at night through the dark, but the last line rings of how poetry keeps us awake to the world in spite of our selves: "so the song becomes a counterspell to death"