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Drinking from the River: New & Selected Poems, 1975–2015

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Every now and then, if you are very lucky, you will pick up a slim volume of poetry by a poet you’ve not encountered before and fall in love. I did. How I never ran across Chip Dameron before is beyond me. He’s been publishing poems for over forty years. This collection contains poems from 1975 to 2015. What may be most astonishing about it is that the early poems are every bit as beautiful and polished as the later poems. His descriptions are downright glorious from beginning to end, his word choices impeccable. But most of all he sets a mood that readers can steep in. With lines like “Malevolence bobs on the surface like a string of persistent buoys” or “until the lamplight flickered and failed and we drifted like leaves into the undulating waves of the night,” how can one not be transported to the places and times of which Dameron writes? He is a product of Texas, and that place, in all its varied landscapes and seasons, with all its shadows and radiance, with its wide array of flora and fauna, is the foundation of his work. Don’t miss this brilliant collection.

Businessman First (exp 12/21)
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Chip Dameron
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Trade
Page Count:
192 pages
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Wings Press
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9781609404734
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September 2016
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Poetry & Short Stories
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Issue

September 2016

Format

Trade

Publisher

Wings Press

Page Count

192 pages

Star Count

5

ASIN

1609404734

ISBN

9781609404734

Book Author

Chip Dameron

“Drinking from the River: New & Selected Poems, 1975–2015”

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