In his third book of poems, Mark Levine continues his exploration of the rhythms and forms of memory. "The Wilds" is set in the border regions between natural and cultivated states, childhood and adulthood, past and present. "We were boys," says the speaker of the opening poem, "boyish, almost girls./Left alone on the roof, we would have dwindled." Austere and lyrical, the music of these poems resonates with echoes of poetic tradition-Wyatt, Jonson, Milton, Eliot-yet is singularly modern.
"Mark Levine's poems meld wit with the profoundest gravity, peculiar narratives with linguistic precision, and hubris with sorrow. Read them." - Susan Wheeler, author of Ledger and Record Palace"
Series: New California Poetry
Number Of Pages: 74
Published: 10th April 2006
Publisher: University of California Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.11