I Cut My Finger

I Cut My Finger I Cut My Finger is Stuart Ross s first full length poetry collection since his acclaimed Hey Crumbling Balcony Poems New Selected The poems here show Ross s ever expanding breadth from his trad

  • Title: I Cut My Finger
  • Author: Stuart Ross
  • ISBN: 9781895636796
  • Page: 438
  • Format: Paperback
  • I Cut My Finger is Stuart Ross s first full length poetry collection since his acclaimed Hey, Crumbling Balcony Poems New Selected 2003 The poems here show Ross s ever expanding breadth, from his trademark humour and surrealism, to pointedly experimental works and poems of human anguish Here, a poet includes a letter threatening suicide in his submission of poemsI Cut My Finger is Stuart Ross s first full length poetry collection since his acclaimed Hey, Crumbling Balcony Poems New Selected 2003 The poems here show Ross s ever expanding breadth, from his trademark humour and surrealism, to pointedly experimental works and poems of human anguish Here, a poet includes a letter threatening suicide in his submission of poems to a literary journal a businessman dons flippers to swim along the sidewalk to his downtown office the U.S military follows a trail of red ants to glacial redemption the writer finds profound joy in a tower of canned niblets But beneath the slapstick exterior of so many of Ross s poems there lurk dark threats and darker pleasures.

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    1. Reading I Cut My Finger (and other works by Stuart Ross), I am reminded of John Ashbery's Some Trees. Although Some Trees won the Yale Younger Poets Award, there is evidence that the competition's judge, W.H. Auden, made the decision begrudgingly. The evidence is in his first declaration, that none of the entries should win, and in his second declaration, the preface for Some TreesWhere Wordsworth had asked the question, "What is the language really used by men?" Rimbaud substituted the question [...]

    2. I liked quite a few of these poems a lot. Some I didn't get into. I never know what to say about poetry. At the end of the book are a series of four poems all written on the first of the year for four successive years, I don't know what the purpose of it was, but I liked the idea that I was seeing something different in some skewed way of perceptions for the upcoming year, although there I'm probably reading into something that wasn't there. Nicely unpretentious and I don't know, enjoyable at le [...]

    3. I enjoyed the imagery in these poems, they were like dreams, sort of surreal and fuzzy, you can't really grab a hold of them, you have to just let them wash over you, some of the time they could be absurd, or funny, but they're all honest and very striking.

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