Resurrection Fail - Paperback – August 19, 2021 by John Wall Barger (Author), Matthew Wong (Illustrator)Amazon USA
Resurrection Fail - Paperback – August 19, 2021
by John Wall Barger (Author), Matthew Wong (Illustrator)
Publisher : Spuyten Duyvil Publishing (August 19, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback : 100 pages
ISBN-10 : 1956005080
ISBN-13 : 978-1956005080
Item Weight : 4.2 ounces
Dimensions : 6 x 0.25 x 9 inches
Best Sellers Rank: #1,945,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
#10,658 in American Poetry (Books)
The poems included in the poetry collection 'Resurrection' by John Wall Barger undoubtedly show the impressive character of the poet’s imaginations and talent. The most notable feature of these poems is sharp conciseness of style and phrases. The following lines create the effect of emotions in poetry:
We brought our big old tomcat
from India to Philadelphia.
Tried to keep him in our row house
but he longed for village life:
fighting cats, hunting rats, walking the roofs
of the huts. He cried his lungs out.
Sleepless, defeated, we opened the door:
Senge padded out in triumph.
He walked the sidewalks of West Philly,
manifesting all the lavish beauty
and violence of the village.
Every day he got lost.
These poems are certainly passionate creations. Excellent read!
John Wall Barger’s poems and critical writing have appeared in American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review Online, Rattle, The Cincinnati Review, The Hopkins Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, Poetry Ireland Review, and Best of the Best Canadian Poetry. His poem, “Smog Mother,” was co-winner of The Malahat Review’s 2017 Long Poem Prize. His fourth collection of poems, The Mean Game (Palimpsest, 2019), currently in its second print run, was a finalist for The Phillip H McMath Book Award. His next collection, Resurrection Fail, is forthcoming with Spuyten Duyvil Press (Fall 2021). He is a contract editor at Frontenac House. Barger lives in Philadelphia, where he teaches Creative Writing at The University of the Arts.