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By Klug, Nate

ISBN-10: 022619695X

ISBN-13: 9780226196954

ISBN-10: 022619700X

ISBN-13: 9780226197005

Milton’s God
the place I-95 meets The Pike,
a ponderous thunderhead flowered—
 
stewed a minute, then flipped
like a flash card, tattered
edges crinkling in, linings so dark
with over the top bright
 
that, status, ready, on the overpass edge,
the onlooker couldn’t decide
 
until eventually the top, or perhaps then,
what used to be published and what have been hidden.
 
 
utilizing quite a few varieties and attaining a number of musical results, Nate Klug’s Anyone traces the unraveling of astonishment upon small scenes—natural and family, political and religious—across America’s East and Midwest. The book’s identify foregrounds the anonymity it seeks via a number of skill: first, via shut statement (a concrete observed, a goshawk, a bicyclist); and, moment, through translation (satires from Horace and Catullus, and excerpts from Virgil’s Aeneid). Uniquely between modern poetry volumes, Anyone demonstrates fluency within the paradoxes of a spiritual lifestyles: “To stand someday / outdoors my religion . . . or hold ready / to be claimed in it.” Engaged with theology and the classics yet by no means abstruse, all of the whereas the poems stay grounded within the exceptional, actual international of “what it's to suppose: /  moods, part moods, / swarming, then darting loose.”

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On her silver cruiser charms her way through the last long moment of the changing light: snow boots and a Seychelles Warbler’s old blue tights, a rolled-up yoga mat in her basket wobbling like a wild tiller as she pedals. It feels illicit and somewhat right to stand across the intersection without shouting her name, or even waving. According to the Internet tutorial, the fact that photons turn into tiny loyal billiard balls as soon as we start watching suggests no error of method or measurement, but rather, 51 as far as anyone can tell, an invisibly unstable world, a shaking everywhere that seeing must pin down and fix.

Five of them later, scarfing the oak’s black bole, laying a dream of snakes. Needy and reticent at once, these squirrels in charred November recall, in Virgil, what it is to feel: moods, half moods, swarming, then darting loose; obscure hunches that refuse to speak, but still expect 48 in some flash of luck to be revealed. The less you try to notice them, the more they will know of you. 49 Mercy Its water-torture-slow wend in me. Its work like the reverse of work. No wonder human praise won’t stick.

Its work like the reverse of work. No wonder human praise won’t stick. No wonder anger’s more often summoned, its hum, ready-made, that steadies my head like hospital television, throwing blue rumor for hours at no one. 50 Observer Not seeing me, not even looking, K. on her silver cruiser charms her way through the last long moment of the changing light: snow boots and a Seychelles Warbler’s old blue tights, a rolled-up yoga mat in her basket wobbling like a wild tiller as she pedals. It feels illicit and somewhat right to stand across the intersection without shouting her name, or even waving.

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