Mining for Sun

John Reibetanz

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Mining for Sun

Mining for Sun By John Reibetanz Mining for Sun John Reibetanz is good on grief You mother dying left what was hard first bones weeping into your veins like flutes teeth vanished on some hospital lunch tray This conjunction of a profound sense

  • Title: Mining for Sun
  • Author: John Reibetanz
  • ISBN: 9781894078078
  • Page: 440
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mining for Sun By John Reibetanz John Reibetanz is good on grief You, mother, dying, left what was hard first bones weeping into your veins like flutes, teeth vanished on some hospital lunch tray This conjunction of a profound sense of loss with the clearest eyed observation and acceptance of the entropy of the mundane is characteristic His poetry has a cultural breadth seldom seen in CanadiJohn Reibetanz is good on grief You, mother, dying, left what was hard first bones weeping into your veins like flutes, teeth vanished on some hospital lunch tray This conjunction of a profound sense of loss with the clearest eyed observation and acceptance of the entropy of the mundane is characteristic His poetry has a cultural breadth seldom seen in Canadian writing He sees the pageantry of the Bayeux tapestry with the eyes of a rural quilter, whose son died beneath a tractor, who would focus on the spear strayed from the main design that takes a wide mouthed Tabourer aback, and recognize the pain of someone caught in the wreck of a vast, wayward machine His lucidity and eloquence have earned the praise of such celebrated poets as Richard Howard and Richard Wilbur But it is always the heart s music which most informs his poetic craft and that is what keeps it true.
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    1. Matthew on said:

      Sometimes I for get and bend o ver to sweep upwhat once I couldin one unthink ing fluid move.Or go to leapup after some thing and the thoughtglows and fountains,something else free zing the body,gravity s side kick holding meback, or spitingmy rise with dam age It is likephoning the num ber of someonewho has moved a way Or like go ing to visitthe house you wereborn in and get ting it right thetown, the street, thelot from heart, map less coming ona gap, a rect angle of white First Frost, pg 21 2 [...]

    2. Bruce on said:

      The Canadian poet John Reibetanz has maintained excellence in his poetry over a long career, and this present volume of poems is no exception to the rule At times he works within established forms such as the sonnet and sestina, often using forms of his own creating Not yet in this volume does he use predominantly the unpunctuated pattern of repeating tercets used in his recent work, but he does show willingness to create and use form, meter, and very occasionally rhyme to reinforce the conten [...]

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