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Evenings and Avenues (Poets, Penguin) Paperback – October 1, 1996

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Dischell (Good Hope Road, LJ 12/92) establishes his landscapes, interior and exterior, early in his new collection. A series of poems called "Evening" paces the wandering through streets and avenues, houses, shops, and scenic niches. With lyric and narrative poems Dischell shows a wry perspective, an offbeat wit and sensitivity. "When I find a pair of underpants on the sidewalk,/ Women's or men's, I know there's a story behind them." The immediacy of such a response, the need to react, generates the passion in these poems. If Dischell is sad, he has a sad story; if lonely, he has a story of a lonely soul. This assortment of moods elicits a wide range of stories and meditations. Like the fisherfolk, "not long ago" the poet's work "was glamorous./ Something heroic about the netting of fish./ And girls in halter tops would crowd around/ and pictures would be taken." Dischell's own poetry-photographs of the end of the century turn out sharp and honest. Highly recommended.
Louis McKee, Painted Bride Arts Ctr., Philadelphia
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Product Details

  • Series: Poets, Penguin
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Special Edition edition (November 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140587667
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140587661
  • Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.2 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,341,944 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stuart Dischell is the author of "Good Hope Road," a 1991 National Poetry Series Selection, (Viking, 1993), "Evenings & Avenues" (Penguin, 1996), "Dig Safe" (Penguin, 2003), and "Backwards Days" (Penguin, 2007). Dischell's poems have been published in journals such as The Atlantic, The New Republic, Agni, Slate, The Kenyon Review, and in anthologies including "Essential Pleasures," "Hammer and Blaze," "The Pushcart Prize," and "Good Poems." A recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, he teaches in the Master of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at Greensboro, the Sarah Lawrence Summer Literary Seminars, and in the Low Residency MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College.

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By Martin A. Sawyer on July 19, 2007
Format: Paperback
A recently met the author in a tiny pub in a skinny alley in the bowels of Paris (that would be B** C**ls, Stu). He was very keen/proud of his next compilation Backwards Days, so I am looking forward to it. He was slightly hammered but I could tell from the dazzleing sparkle in his eyes - this man is a poet - I'll bet the house on that! I just bought E&A and its great.
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Poetry is brilliant...and this man teaches as he writes...wonderfully. I highly reccomend any of his work. From meeting him you'd almost never expect these words that flow from his pen. Simply splendid.
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