The Very Thought of You


Title Details

Pages: 72

Trim size: 5.500in x 8.500in



Pub Date: 01/01/2010

ISBN: 9-780-8203-3484-4

List Price: $20.95

Related Subjects

POETRY / American / General

The Very Thought of You


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Andy Robbins concludes, in "Au bout de l’anglais," that "Art and life are not the same. Never." He challenges the nature of both with this volume of highly personal, sensual, searching poetry that treats life as a work in progress, with love, in all its aspects, as its driving force. Creating poems as technically skilled as they are emotionally powerful, Robbins uses a variety of formal and idiomatic dictions. Though the individual works are as unique in subject as in structure, the book is unified by a discomfort with emotional and intellectual stagnancy, with ancient mythology, religious doctrines, and popular culture. The book radiates the immediate energy of mind in action, question, and reflection, challenging the very thought of writer and reader.

Robbins borders on surrealist visions and proper language poetics, as his poems weave in and out of a strange reality. His restless forms range from lyrical to prose poetic to abstract strings of sound. An unusual sequence that brings the hidden voice of the poet to a mysterious stage light.

Bloomsbury Review

About the Author/Editor

ANDY ROBBINS lives in Carrboro, North Carolina. The recipient of an NEA grant and a Fulbright teaching fellowship, Robbins has taught at Northeast Louisiana University, the College of the Bahamas, and the University of Minnesota.