Transit Authority by Tony Sanders
Poems (Grove Press Poetry Series)

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In Transit Authority, Tony Sanders continues his investigation of contemporary urban metaphysical pathos. The book is made up of three sequences that mark the early and late junctures of the twentieth century: the first, a series of poems that investigate the early part of the century; the second, meditations based on the 1930s photographs by Berenice Abbott; and the third, "Reckoning," in which, with spare lyricism, Sanders meditates on where this century has brought us. He looks with rueful intrigue at a landscape inundated with near misses and has-beens. While it is tempting to turn away from the common predicament, his poems quietly urge us to keep looking. As the poet concludes, though "things aren't what they should be according to the map . . . we have to press on in search of our bearings."

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Sanders was born in NYC, graduated from Yale with an MA from Iowa and a PhD from U of Houston. His previous collection, Transit Authority, was published by Grove Press.
Published December 1, 2007 by Grove Press. 97 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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""How much longer can time go on twiddling its thumbs as it sits in the waiting room of a bus depot/ not far from the terminal lunch counter where two cascades of grape punch splash in perpetuity."" In their mild invocations of John Ashbery's ""How Much Longer Can I Inhabit the Divine Sepulchre,"...

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