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Shortgrass Prairie Richard Reitz

Shortgrass Prairie

Richard Reitz

Published April 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780595314713
Paperback
68 pages
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These poems, in traditional and modern forms using mostly country metaphors, celebrate human and animal residents of the western prairie, preserving the strong voices and matter-of-fact, often ironic, view of existence there- at the same time theyMoreThese poems, in traditional and modern forms using mostly country metaphors, celebrate human and animal residents of the western prairie, preserving the strong voices and matter-of-fact, often ironic, view of existence there- at the same time they deal with universal themes such as nostalgia, isolation, death, and mature love. Lifes essential ambivalence is a constant and is presented with realism and occasional wry humor. The author includes an Afterward which examines the idea of poems in general and gives hints for reading his own.