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By Nate Klug

ISBN-10: 022619700X

ISBN-13: 9780226197005

Milton’s God
Where 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 the top, or perhaps then,
what was once printed and what were hidden.

Using numerous varieties and attaining quite a number musical results, Nate Klug’s a person lines the unraveling of astonishment upon small scenes—natural and family, political and religious—across America’s East and Midwest. The book’s name foregrounds the anonymity it seeks via a number of ability: first, via shut remark (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, an individual demonstrates fluency within the paradoxes of a non secular life: “To stand someday / open air 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 global of “what it truly is to consider: / moods, part moods, / swarming, then darting loose.”

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It makes you laugh, thinking of the hurricanes, all the agonizing waves he’ll learn to endure, enjoy even, as long as he believes you have a use for him. The truly fucked are those for whom obsession never wavers, or self-reflects: I foundered once so far along that sea Poseidon had to rescue me himself; on his temple wall, my sailor’s vest still hangs, shrunken, and to this day somewhat damp. 42 Petition Goddess of physical mail and a crow’s garbage-heap luck, descend, come whirling on your bright chariot back to jackhammer me full just once more of your fine spunk, so each line might arrive bristling with rhyme and intact; consider, furthermore, sticking around a little beyond your five customary minutes; why this need, good lady, to withdraw so abruptly, leaving me alone here again with mostly dead men at someone’s sick idea of a party?

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