Make us homepage
Add to Favorites
FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this).

Main page » Fiction literature » The ghost soldiers: Poems

The ghost soldiers: Poems


James Tate's latest book of poetry, The Ghost Soldiers, fights through the seemingly banal American terrain with a similar goal in mind. It begins with an epigraph from Stevens' "Esthetique Du Mal" -- "The paratroopers fall and as they fall/ They mow the lawn" -- and then takes the reader through 217 pages of a precisely lined prose poetry, one in which characters continually put themselves on the front lines of transmogrifying battles. These characters are not heroic, though, but achingly bumbling.

Purchase The ghost soldiers: Poems from
Dear user! You need to be registered and logged in to fully enjoy We recommend registering or logging in.
Tags: poetry, arbitrary, almost, loose, though, ghost, Poems, soldiers