- Series: Green Rose Series
- Paperback: 85 pages
- Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose (January 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1930974515
- ISBN-13: 978-1930974517
- Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.3 x 0.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,035,961 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Clearing (Green Rose Series) Paperback – January 1, 2005
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"Like a match struck in the dark, these stark uncompromising poems compress language to an essential flare of meaning in he face of the undeniable-the lyric impulse striking the hard flint of things." -- Eleanor Wilner
About the Author
David Keplinger is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently The Prayers of Others (2006) , which won the Colorado Book Award, and The Clearing (2005). His first collection, The Rose Inside, won the 1999 T.S. Eliot Prize. David has received grants and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the SOROS Foundation, the Academy of American Poets, and the Katey Lehman Foundation. From 1995 until 1997 he taught at Gymnazium Petra Bezruc in Frydek-Mistek (Czech Republic) and creative writing at the University of Ostrava. His essays on creative writing pedagogy, now a book-in-progress, have appeared in The American Voice, Teacher & Writers, AGNI, Radical Pedagogy, Theory and Science, and in various anthologies. His co-translations with Danish poet Carsten Rene Nielsen, World Cut Out with Crooked Scissors, appeared in 2007.
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Keplinger is a tough poet, demanding the reader's complete attention to the spare lines as well as to the inchoate threads of new thoughts consummately molded into experiences dependent on the reader's own history. He describes the animate and inanimate in ways as strange and beautiful as they are fearful.
Spending time with this collection of fragile yet steely poems sharpens our perception of the world, our pre-judged responses to that world, and to the possibilities of the magic of language incorporating intransigence. Grady Harp, May 05