Classic Rough News (Phoenix Poets Series)
Kenneth FieldsISBN: 0226248615;
Book Description In the Place of Stories You tend to lose yourself here, friend. Come in . . . Come in to the dark, come in to the music playing, Come in to not knowing who you may become. Here in this bar, The Nut House, you hear the titles Of a thousand stories, the head is dizzy with them- A whole life latent in a little line- Broken off by the cash register, the click of balls, A nearmiss score, another record. "Hell, I've been cheating on her since our divorce." "Ain't there a family man in this fucking place?" "Don't play me for a sap"-each wounded cry Gone as soon as said; teasing out of us Incomparable ghosts-"I said I was a fairy, man, Not a magician." You see what I mean. With a half-dozen books of poetry published to date, Kenneth Fields distills some forty years of teaching and writing about poetry into Classic Rough News , a collection of fresh sonnets and sonnet-like lyrics that attests to both...
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