Friday, September 14, 2007

Deed

I love this book.


Rod Smith, Deed, University of Iowa Press /
Kuhl House Poets (2007)

“The great thing about Rod Smith’s work is that it is all risk all the time. In Deed, he has built a substantial architecture whose ‘perilous upkeep’ is dazzling. This is a truly wondrous book.”—Peter Gizzi

“A master poet among us? I’d vote for Rod Smith. With the sweeping vision of Whitman, the noun-play of Gertrude Stein, and the slant political commentary of the New York School, Smith chisels out a place of his own with a tremendous integrity of vision. Deed contains the best of what American poetry has to offer: a place to pause and reflect upon the beauty of language and love flowering up through the mayhem of the world.” —Lisa Jarnot


+ go here and read about it, if you haven't done so already:

http://illuminatedmeat.blogspot.com/






3 comments:

mike said...

Awesome! Rod is a great poet!

mark wallace said...

I've ordered my copy and it's on the way.

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