Words for Empty and Words for Full



Words for Empty and Words for Full As Always With A Bob Hicok Book, Fascinating And A Book You Sort Of Can T Help But Pick Up And Suddenly, Two Hours Later, Find Yourself Having Read Straight Through I Can Think Of Just About No Contemporary Poets Who Publish Such Consistently Great Work Corduroy Books Bob Hicok S Poetry Is A Fleeting Comfort, A Temporary Solace From The Chaos Of The World Smart, Honest, Powerfully Inventive, His Writing Asks The Biggest Questions While Acknowledging That There Are No Answers Beyond The Imposed Structure Of The Page Los Angeles Times On This Clumsy LivingThe Most Potent Ingredient In Virtually Every One Of Bob Hicok S Compact, Well Turned Poems Is A Laughter As Old As Humanity Itself, A Sweet Waggery That Suggests There S Almost No Problem That Can T Be Solved By This Poet S Gentle Humor New York Times Book Review On Insomnia Diary

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✷ Words for Empty and Words for Full  Epub ✺ Author Bob Hicok – Millionapartments.us
  • Paperback
  • 118 pages
  • Words for Empty and Words for Full
  • Bob Hicok
  • English
  • 24 November 2018
  • 082296077X

10 thoughts on “Words for Empty and Words for Full

  1. Mark miller says:

    WORDS FOR EMPTY AND WORDS FOR FULL Written by Bob HicokBook Reaction PaperBy Mark MillerI think I finally understand the book after readingandof it It just came to me that poems have several distinctive parts to them the whole poem and the individual parts that make up the whole There is also another part to it and this is the et...

  2. Jacqueline says:

    I don t read enough poetry to have favorite poets but Bob Hicok is in my top two favorite poets

  3. Matt says:

    I ve read some Hicok before, and generally like him, though I thought his last book wasn t as good as people led me to believe sorry, Caroline But this one is all that anddynamic and lyrical while still being grounded in the human experience and Hicok s own admitted failings, these poems are serious but still playful, committed without being ponderous, and investigations that don t feel dippy.The subject of the poems here, by and large, seem to be the War, and coterminous with that, t I ve read some Hicok before, and generally like him, though I thought his last book wasn t as good as people led me to believe sorry, Caroline But this one is all that anddynamic and lyrical while still being grounded in the human experience and Hicok s own admitted failings, these poems are serious but still playful, committed without being ponderous, and investigations that don t feel dippy.The subject of the poems here, by and large, seem to be the War, and coterminous with that, the state of the Nation these are political poems, and political poems of the end of the Bush years and the start, the very start of the Obama nation It s sometimes just bracing to hear someone articulate what you already feel, and a small part of my enthusiasm might be attributable to that.But the poems themselves also have a lot to recommend them there are a group of them, from the early sections, especially, that play with syntax, cutting and splicing phras...

  4. Sian Griffiths says:

    Five stars isn t enough I want to give this book all the stars in the night sky I love so much about this book, but perhaps most of all, I love its balance how it is personal but political, how it is serious but self mocking, how it is painful and funny For example, this moment, in Time Capsule, tries to explain to the future the irony of bailing out bankers but not the homeless They were not, these fire barrel people,given money, they were notbecause it sends the wrong message,because a c Five stars isn t enough I want to give this book all the stars in the night sky I love so much about this book, but perhaps most of all, I love its balance how it is personal but political, how it is...

  5. Jenny (Reading Envy) says:

    It is clearly ironic that the description for this volume includes the NYT review for his previous volume as of 7.14.11 anyway , where it describe Hicok s poetry as being an escape from mundane life That couldn t be any farther from the truth in these poems The first third touches on aging and a failing economy and the fear of dying as his wife goes through major surgery either to fight or limit cancer Then comes the big blow a segment of poems written after the Virginia Tech shooting App It is clearly ironic that the description for this volume includes the NYT review for his previous volume as of 7.14.11 anyway , where it describe Hicok s poetry as being an escape from mundane life That couldn t be any farther from the truth in these poems The first third touches on aging and a failing economy and the fear of dying as his wife goes through major surgery either to fight or limit cancer Then comes the big blow a segment of poems written after the Virg...

  6. Michael says:

    The gravel sounds like breakfast cereal eaten straight from the box A good measure of the power or supposed validity of a written work is the lasting impression it may or may not leave on a reader This book sat idle on my shelf for a time after I d first opened it Then suddenly I was immersed into the world that is Bob Hicok The rhythm that these sometimes awkward phrases contain is one that disorients and rewards the reader this spring day, the giant steps of the bus she has to climb, lit The gravel sounds like breakfast cereal eaten straight from the box A good measure of the power or supposed validity of a written work is the lasting impression it may or may not leave on a reader This book sat idle on my shelf for a time after I d first opened it Then suddenly I was immersed into the world that is Bob Hicok The rhythm that these sometimes awkward phrases contain is one that disorients and rewards the reader this spring day, the giant steps of the bus she has to climb, literally, as you would a mountain, not thinking, for once, she will fall, but feeling, for an instant, she will make ...

  7. José Gutiérrez says:

    Hard to convey the urgency with which you should pick up this or any other poetry collection by Bob Hicok, except to say he is without doubt the most vital, necessary American poet writing today If you think this is an exercise in hyperbole, do yourself the greatest favor since getting that last biopsy or smashing haircut all your friends went batty over, and read For the time capsule, pg 95 or the first poem in the collection, In these times Or dip into 3rd gear and take the scenic route Hard to convey the urgency w...

  8. Matthew Murawski says:

    I liked this collection It could have been a little shorter, and I think the middle and end were stronger than the first section Many of the poems deal with Hicok s experience after the VA Tech shootings and the continuing post Iraq invasion in the mid 2000s There s a sense of personal and cultural trauma Connect I liked, One Interpretation of Silence To the puppies is a phrase I carry around in search of the context in which shou...

  9. Patricia Murphy says:

    I happen to like to have a little fun when I read a book of poems And in this volume Hicok manages emotional, political and intellectual gravitas, sprinkled with moments when I laughed out loud Moreover, many lines made me wish I had written them Some of my favorites I kiss her paper esophagus and Rage is to Eros as cunnilingus is to essential and these seconds are an autopsy of this word, suddenly and Here you might recognize language as one of the ways to end a poem and I a I happen to like to have a little fun when I read a book of poems And in this volume Hicok manages emotional...

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