Fleet River by James Longenbach
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Fleet River traces the journey of two travelers through landscapes earthly and otherworldly, following the river as it turns, dips underground, then reemerges unexpectedly as they fall in love with the world, as though for the first time. Mimicking the river's shifting course, the poems revise themselves as the book moves forward, turning against their own best discoveries, proving that the pilgrims' journey is less the discovery of love than the re-creation, poem by poem, of love's possibilities.

About James Longenbach

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James Longenbach is a poet and critic. He is the author of The Art of the Poetic Line and several other critical works, as well as four collections of poetry, including The Iron Key. He is the Joseph Henry Gilmore Professor of English at the University of Rochester.
Published April 30, 2003 by University Of Chicago Press. 72 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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With emblematic landscapes (Italian and rural American) and a consistent voice, Longenbach (Threshold) presents his second collection as a loose book-length sequence, describing his speaker's progress through an adulthood marked by an enduringly affectionate marriage, two young daughters, and a n...

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