For Lack of a Calling (Paperback)

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For Lack of a Calling (Paperback)

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Product Details ISBN: 9781949279009
ISBN-10: 1949279006
Publisher: Nixes Mate Books
Publication Date: July 1st, 2018
Pages: 64
Language: English
"Mark DeCarteret's poems wear their elegant disillusionment lightly, as if they knew that only by losing our projections do we see clearly: 'The same ad for dawn again. How I've mastered/ its theme song but not the game show that follows.' These lovingly made poems, charged with wit and uncanny insights into our quotidian, linger on all that's unstill: the sea, deer, the self. "Anything not solid is at a loss" until the poet endows it with language. Giving the lie to the book's title are the signs of vocation everywhere evident in these savvy and unsparing pages."


-- Askold Melnyczuk, founder of AGNI