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Author Hazners, Dainis
Title (some of) The Adventures of Carlyle, My Imaginary Friend
Imprint Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 2004
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Descript 1 online resource (125 pages)
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Series Iowa Poetry Prize
Iowa Poetry Prize
Note Intro -- Table of Contents -- Poetry begins
At first glance these poems (which read like one long odyssey) seem sweet and peaceful-like taking a walk in the woods. But then, things turn darker: a storm blows in-and with it some Aliens, Ghost and Ghoul, the Hanging Man. Luckily, Carlyle has a few good friends such as Ruth, the Hag, the Boy, who are staunch and true and faithful. A whistling-in-the-dark suspense alternately stimulates and enervates the witness. "Carlyle is spore, and mild. / He is swoon &sherbet." Endearing and kind, if not actually cruel, he is also cold and strange. He shapeshifts, transforming into Magician and Jester, Surgeon and Scientist, Cloud; he studies fire and mirrors and bores holes in his own skull, looking for heaven. Throughout his many adventures, which range from the ludicrous to the life-threatening, he flies into the light and carries the reader with him on his perplexing and fanciful journey
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Hazners, Dainis (some of) The Adventures of Carlyle, My Imaginary Friend Iowa City : University of Iowa Press,c2004 9780877458791
Subject American poetry -- 21st century.;American literature
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