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The Lords of Misrule: Poems 1992--2001 (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction)
by X J Kennedy
Binding: Paperback, 112 pages
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Weight: 0.36 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.52 x W: 0.45 inches
ISBN 10: 0801871689
ISBN 13: 9780801871689
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Book Description:
The Lords of Misrule, X. J. Kennedy's seventh volume of poetry, exhibits his characteristic blend of wit, intellectual curiosity, and formal mastery. The sixty poems collected here explore a wide range of subjects: a scathing curse on a sneak thief, a wry ballad of Henry James and his not quite lover Constance Fenimore Woolson, an elegy for Allen Ginsberg, incisive views of contemporary Egypt, a serio comic meditation on the relic of St. Teresa of Avila which Spain's General Franco kept at his bedside, and a response to the events of September 11. Like the controlled frenzy of medieval Christmas festivities presided over by the appointed Lords of Misrule, Kennedy's poems possess a chaotic humor and frenetic energy held within tight metrical bounds. In his latest collection, Kennedy confirms his reputation as one of America's most accomplished and engaging poets.


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