Finding the Edge
[poems]Book - 2011
"Finding the Edge appeals with a wry, powerful combination of narrative and lyrical poems. The narratives are small novels, chiseled studies of human folly and vulnerability: You won't soon forget the reckless, highway-obsessed Wally or the hapless woman in "Copperhead." In his lyrical mode, Ortolani is beautifully expansive ("In the surrounding air, /the night spreads from my fingertips..."). Cinematic images abound to present a wondrous but never-sentimentalized world of nature. After reading Ortolani, you'll not look at coyotes, back roads, or your lover's face in the old, expected ways again." --Jo McDougall
Publisher: Topeka, Kan. : Woodley Memorial Press, [c2011].
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 811.54
Characteristics: 80 p. ;,23 cm.