The Low Passions: Poems (Hardcover)

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Explosive and incantatory, The Low Passions traces the fringes of the American experiment through the eyes of a young drifter. Pathologically frugal, reckless, and vulnerable, the narrator of these viscerally compelling poems hops freight trains, hitchhikes, dumpster dives, and sleeps in the homes of total strangers, scavenging forgotten and hardscrabble places for tangible forms of faith. A range of strong-willed characters takes shape, amplified by a chorus of monologues from the strangers who shelter him and the family he's left behind--each made manifest by the poet's devoted ear and sensitive eye.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780393652383
ISBN-10: 0393652386
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: March 12th, 2019
Pages: 80
Language: English