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Praise Nothing by Joshua Robbins

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Praise Nothing In i Praise Nothing i Joshua Robbins writes from a suburban landscape of strip mall bars and vacant lots in which addicts and itinerant preachers hymns and the turnpike s whine are all made to confess to testify to the hard truths of faith and doubt in middle class America In this arresting and finely crafted debut collection readers travel a via negativa of sidewalk weeds and patched asphalt that meanders past cheap motels and laundromats trailer parks and corner churches to a place where a truant God aimlessly and endlessly drives the neighborhood where birds sing their fevered hymn over the dusty tract house roofs and even the gravel throated hallelujahs of dumpsters profess that no one is looking for the infinite Populated with figures as diverse as Janis Joplin Ronald Reagan the Big Bopper and S ren Kierkegaard these poems are wrought by reverence and skepticism i Praise Nothing i navigates the religious the political and the sublime In the lyric tradition of Gerard Manley Hopkins s Terrible Sonnets and James Wright s odes to the Midwest Robbins s compassionate poems sing of our broken connection to the transcendent Robbins shows us that if there is anything left to praise it is Nothing i Praise Nothing i is part of the University of Arkansas Press Poetry series edited by Enid Shome

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Every society and every generation has its version of the apocalypse swine flu genetic mutation global warming nuclear fallout the second coming peak oil mass extinction giant irradiated ants zombies Apocalypse Now Poems and Prose from the End of Days is the first anthology of its kind to bring together the poetry and prose of some of America s finest though not always most well known literary voices with an eye for the literary and the popular for story and lyric for the past and the future for the psychological and the physical for the real and the fantastic br br Apocalypse Now examines our obsession with life and death creation and destruction and the physical realms we occupy and eventually no longer will asking How will the end come What will we do when all the lights go out, In i Praise Nothing i Joshua Robbins writes from a suburban landscape of strip mall bars and vacant lots in which addicts and itinerant preachers hymns and the turnpike s whine are all made to confess to testify to the hard truths of faith and doubt in middle class America In this arresting and finely crafted debut collection readers travel a via negativa of sidewalk weeds and patched asphalt that meanders past cheap motels and laundromats trailer parks and corner churches to a place where a truant God aimlessly and endlessly drives the neighborhood where birds sing their fevered hymn over the dusty tract house roofs and even the gravel throated hallelujahs of dumpsters profess that no one is looking for the infinite Populated with figures as diverse as Janis Joplin Ronald Reagan the Big Bopper and S ren Kierkegaard these poems are wrought by reverence and skepticism i Praise Nothing i navigates the religious the political and the sublime In the lyric tradition of Gerard Manley Hopkins s Terrible Sonnets and James Wright s odes to the Midwest Robbins s compassionate poems sing of our broken connection to the transcendent Robbins shows us that if there is anything left to praise it is Nothing i Praise Nothing i is part of the University of Arkansas Press Poetry series edited by Enid Shomer, Entering its fourth year Best New Poets has established itself as a crucial venue for rising poets and a valuable resource for poetry lovers The only publication of its kind this annual anthology is made up exclusively of work by writers who have not yet published a full length book The poems included in this eclectic sampling represent the best from the many that have been nominated by the country s top literary magazines and writing programs as well as some two thousand additional poems submitted through an open online competition The work of the fifty writers represented here provides the best perspective available on the continuing vitality of poetry as it s being practiced today br br Distributed for the Samovar Press in cooperation with Meridian The Semi Annual from the University of Virginia