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We Almost Disappear Paperback – September 20, 2011
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I once wrote of Bottoms, ". . . as his growth continues, the next level for him will be among the elite of American letters, with Roethke, Warren, Wright, Hugo, Moore, Bishop, and others inspiring with such reverence." I believe this new collection justifies my bold statement. It is succinct, thought-provoking, and beautifully layered with poignant moments of family, childhood, loss, love, and the inevitable future before all of us. Even after the dramatic recollections that shaped the poet, he has hope for the future as in "Love at the Sunshine Club," "But as long as I remember that wrenched and scalded face,/ those shoulders trembling/ like a wet dog, that spittle and sweat,/ that red fist choking a beer can, how could I ever stop/believing in love?"
Bottoms is a poet who wants to remember the past, using it as a vehicle to move forward into the future with a clear understanding of what might to expect, and in doing so, many of the poems are about his father, the little nuances that made the man, as well as the man standing in front of him toward the end of his life, ". . .Read more ›
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I needed this book for my english 1102 class. I bought it used and it came in great condition. The book is full of poetry and I'm not really into that but overall I'll give this... Read morePublished on May 21, 2013 by P. Agou