Thirty Seven Years From the Stone by Mark Cox
(Pitt Poetry Series)

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The poems of Cox's latestvolume are inventive and intelligent without forsaking accessibility."--American Poet Fall 98Mark Cox's latest work showcas[es] a broad range of poetic telents--from narrative to didactic musings to a sure-handed facility with familiar conceits. Yet the amid the book's embarrassment of riches, the lyric clearly stands out as Cox's forte--incisive poems laced with quirky energy and vivid imagery, and fueled by the poet's modulated, occasionaly mannered voice. . . .the tension in Cox's perceptions is beautifully relieved by the understated music of his verse--its supple urgency and pace, its winsome wordplay and wit." --The EagleCox proves particularly adept at evoking pathos through everyday objects. . . His sense of humor is sly, insinuating and always at the ready. . . .Poems like Grain," a moving protest against mortality . . . will always be scare commodities."--Publishers WeeklyMark Cox has a wry, deadpan humor, a piercing wit, and a keen knowledge of the contradictions of the human heart. His words sift deep into life, into unconscious motivations, into the elusive countries of sadness and happiness. These poems transcend their own ironies--the intense self-consciousness of an ironizing speaker--to sing with a moving simplicity, with an open and vulnerable voice. Thirty-Seven Years from the Stone confirms Mark Cox's promise and further fulfills his talent."--Edward Hirsch

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Published April 16, 1998 by University of Pittsburgh Press. 120 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Cox stretches to find significance in everyday things and in —the ephemeral, the tenuous, the inherently unstable,— but his Zen aesthetic also lingers on memory, that —long extension cord stretched into the dark.— —Again— reflects on some heirloom jewelry, and —Pulsar— on a widower’s rummage for ...

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