Pitch by Todd Boss

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2012 Poetry Midwest Booksellers Choice Award winner

"[Todd Boss] can make any rhyme feel like a concealed weapon." —Sherman Alexie

With poems about loss, home, marriage, and the inner music of our lives, Pitch is a series of variations on an overturned piano. By turns bright and dark like the keys on a keyboard, these poems demonstrate the range of one of contemporary poetry’s most musical poets, a master of internal rhyme.

from “Overtures on an Overturned Piano”

. . . our hi-beams


across the gleaming bed

of snowdrifted bramble

where it lay,

moaning chaotically . . .


About Todd Boss

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Todd Boss, director of external affairs at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. His book Yellowrocket won the 2009 Midwest Booksellers’ Choice Award for Poetry.
Published February 6, 2012 by W. W. Norton & Company. 112 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Boss plays with rhythm and line breaks in poems that are strange and compelling, and yet accessible.

Feb 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Pitch: Poems

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