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by Michael Burkard

eBook Entire Dilemma: Poems epub
  • ISBN: 1889330183
  • Author: Michael Burkard
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Poetry
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sarabande Books; 1st edition (September 1, 1998)
  • Pages: 88 pages
  • ePUB size: 1380 kb
  • FB2 size 1298 kb
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Entire dilemma : poems. by. Burkard, Michael, 1947-.

Entire dilemma : poems.

Entire Dilemma: Poems has been added to your Cart. Burkard's new book stands as an antidote to the fashionable but spiritually unambitious work that passes for publishable poetry now flooding the literary marketplace. Burkard returns us to a primary strangeness. is invested in a metaphysics of relationship, probing into how we treat each other (and hence ourselves). His is an honest introspection mapping out hearts that ever slide.

Entire Dilemma is Michael Burkhard's seventh collection of poetry and his first book since . Norton published My Secret Boat (A Notebook of Prose and Poems) in 1990. He has received a Whiting Writers' Award.

Entire Dilemma is Michael Burkard's first book since 1990's My Secret Boat (A Notebook of Prose and Poems), and it is, in my mind, the most coherent of his collections. He has received a Whiting Writers' Award, the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and two grants from both the New York State Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Michael Paul Burkard is an American poet. He graduated from Hobart College in 1968 and from the Iowa Writers' Workshop with an MFA in 1973. He taught at Kirkland College (1975–78) and Sarah Lawrence College (1983–84, 1986–87), and has taught in the . Program in Creative Writing at Syracuse University since 1997. He has been a visiting writer at New York University (1991) and the University of Louisville (1992, 1996), as well as a writer-in-residence at Austin Peay State University (1990).

Unsleeping is Michael Burkard's eighth collection of poetry. His previous book, Entire Dilemma was published by Sarabande books in 1998, and . Norton published My Secret Boat: A Notebook of Prose and Poems in 1990. He has taught at various colleges and universities, most recently Syracuse University, University of Louisville, and LeMoyne College. This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. Entire Dilemma : Poems. Hardcover, Consortium Book Sales & Dist, 1998, ISBN13 9781889330174, ISBN10 1889330175. If not actually addressed to friends or lovers, the poems often call and respond to half-present figures, as Burkard haltingly revises relationships, building to a quietly impassioned pitch: "I am thinking about planets in orbit. Lives orbiting other lives.

paper 1-889330-18-3 The sixth book of poems by the author of My Secret Boat (1990, et. -which mixed prose . -which mixed prose and poetry-continues to document the poet's struggles with alcohol, a broken marriage, and a past he-d rather forget about. Many of Burkard's little fables and parables are deliberately enigmatic: a boy without shadows is murdered; a man in rehab makes a wallet and then has it returned from the one he gave it to; a boy falls in love with a pencil after his father dies; and the hippie aphorisms of -A Point,- where he declares that -all you need is a point.

Entire Dilemma is Michael Burkhard's seventh collection of poetry and his first book since W.W. Norton published My Secret Boat (A Notebook of Prose and Poems) in 1990. He has received a Whiting Writers' Award, the Poetry Society of America's Alice Fay di Castagnola Award, and two grants from both the New York State Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has taught at various colleges and universities, most recently the University of Louisville, LeMoyne College, and Syracuse University. During the 1990s, he has also worked as an alcoholism counselor, particularly with children whose lives have been impacted by alcoholism.

"On rare occasions one comes across an artist whose work feels truly haunted, as mysterious and resonant as the landscape or the constantly shifting reality of our dreams. . . . Michael Burkard's poetry presents a kaleidoscopic and rigorously self-reflective vision, encompassing at once a great tenderness for the world and an uneasiness with the surfaces to which we cling. . . . In a time of far too muchcleverness and cacophony, Entire Dilemma serves as a touchstone, an indispensable reminder of just how quiet and redemptive poetry can be."-Provincetown Arts

"Burkard's poems are lit from within, radiant but disturbing. . . . Entire Dilemma exists . . . where complex hope, via poetic creation, defeats simple spiritual estrangement."-The Gettysburg Review

"Burkard's new book stands as an antidote to the fashionable but spiritually unambitious work that passes for publishable poetry now flooding the literary marketplace. Burkard returns us to a primary strangeness. . . . [He] is invested in a metaphysics of relationship, probing into how we treat each other (and hence ourselves). . . . His is an honest introspection mapping out hearts that ever slide."-Harvard Review

"Entire Dilemma is Michael Burkard's first book since 1990's My Secret Boat (A Notebook of Prose and Poems), and it is, in my mind, the most coherent of his collections. . . . The earlier work sings to and from what could be called 'American surrealism' (Williams and Stevens, Tate and Knott), with strains of Kafka, Babel, and Borges providing th

Comments: (2)
Dori
At times I carry Entire Dilemma around as a sort of companion and protector. When I'm riding the bus or waiting somewhere for time to pass, I read my friend. What makes this book so alive for me is Burkard's kind voice. There's no flash, no bull, yet it penetrates through the swirl of loud and profane discourse. Lovers of sparkles and shimmers and chiffon, lovers of cum and cusswords and suicides, go look somewhere else. This book is for people who are ready for the truth.
Sadaron above the Gods
What I love about these poems is how subtle yet powerful they are. The book begins with a snapshot of the ordinary: the poet having a dream about a man he knows named Fred. This rather mundane human experience forms the first layer of many layers of the complex intimacy that is a Michael Burkard collection. There is a poem about how to ask to have a book back that the poet once gave away. There is a poem about socks. And these collide with the deeper, more painful poems about thinking about getting sober, not getting sober, getting sober and finally staying there. Poems about a life lived, and also the lives not lived. These are poems clearly written by a contemporary master. They are kind, wise, funny, they make you go "oh yeah...I know what you mean!" They make you stop breathing for an instant, as all good poems do.
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