The Sleep of Reason by Morri Creech

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Morri Creech's third collection of poems, The Sleep of Reason, is a lyrical examination of liminal states of consciousness and experience. Including both a surprising take on Keats's ""Ode to a Nightingale"" and a dark meditation on the perils of the sublime, The Sleep of Reason explores the anxieties, horrors, and dreams that flash just beneath the surface of the waking mind, combining formal elegance and an acknowledgment of literary tradition with a fresh, contemporary voice. ""A lovely mastery of craft... A poet to watch and, for poetry devotees, certainly to read.""-Library Journal
 

About Morri Creech

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Creech is assistant professor in the Department of Languages at McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
 
Published March 1, 2013 by Waywiser Press. 72 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Poetry readers who have encountered Creech's Field Knowledge and Paper Cathedrals will be intrigued by this third book. While he declares in "The Dream of Reason," one of the book's opening poems, "Dust spins its bedlam universe/ in my mind for days. I'm tired of certainties," there's a wondrous ...

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