To Keep Time (Paperback)

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To Keep Time (Paperback)

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Joseph Massey’s third collection, To Keep Time, limns the microclimate of coastal Humboldt County, California. These poems live where modern life—radio static, a space heater, traffic—collides with the so-called natural world. With spare, vivid imagery, Massey builds brilliantly on concerns familiar to readers of his earlier works. Here “The near-silence / rattles me // to attention;” here the vagaries of language itself—what’s been left out as much as what’s been written in—penetrate the heart of these stealthy, aching poems. To Keep Time stops the world’s chatter for a moment and listens to its loneliness and longing, and hears the grace in the relentlessness of days.
JOSEPH MASSEY lives in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts and is the author of Areas of Fog and At the Point, and a dozen chapbooks. His work has appeared in various journals, including The Nation, American Poet, Verse; and in the anthologies Visiting Dr. Williams: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of William Carlos Williams, Haiku in English: The First Hundred Years, and Please Excuse This Poem: 100 New Poems for the Next Generation.
Product Details ISBN: 9781890650971
ISBN-10: 1890650978
Publisher: Omnidawn
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 92
Language: English