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Animal Soul (Contemporary Classics Poetry Series) By Bob Hicok Animal Soul Contemporary Classics Poetry Series Chosen alongside celebrated poets Louise Gl ck and Czeslaw Milosz Bob Hicok s Animal Soul was the standout surprise of the National Book Critics Circle Award nominations According to author Davi
  • Title: Animal Soul (Contemporary Classics Poetry Series)
  • Author: Bob Hicok
  • ISBN: 9781931229111
  • Page: 195
  • Format: Paperback
  • Animal Soul (Contemporary Classics Poetry Series) By Bob Hicok Chosen alongside celebrated poets Louise Gl ck and Czeslaw Milosz, Bob Hicok s Animal Soul was the standout surprise of the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award nominations According to author David Wojahn, a three time winner of the Pushcart Prize, this collection of poetry is the best collection yet by a poet who has become one of the most individual and necessary vChosen alongside celebrated poets Louise Gl ck and Czeslaw Milosz, Bob Hicok s Animal Soul was the standout surprise of the 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award nominations According to author David Wojahn, a three time winner of the Pushcart Prize, this collection of poetry is the best collection yet by a poet who has become one of the most individual and necessary voices of his generation An almost prophetic rage seems to inhabit these poems, which present us with a speaker who is tender and brutally rueful by turns Bob Hicok asks to be a voice of conscience in a conscience less world And, like all true prophets, his rage and consternation in the end transform themselves into a form of prayer, what one of his poems calls a mad devotion Hicok is able to instruct and console us, and that is a very rare thing indeed.
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    About "Bob Hicok"

    1. Bob Hicok

      Bob Hicok was born in 1960 His most recent collection, This Clumsy Living University of Pittsburgh Press, 2007 , was awarded the 2008 Bobbitt Prize from the Library of Congress His other books are Insomnia Diary Pitt, 2004 , Animal Soul Invisible Cities Press, 2001 ,a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, Plus Shipping BOA, 1998 , and The Legend of Light University of Wisconsin, 1995 , which received the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and was named a 1997 ALA Booklist Notable Book of the Year A recipient of three Pushcart Prizes, Guggenheim and two NEA Fellowships, his poetry has been selected for inclusion in five volumes of Best American Poetry.Hicok writes poems that value speech and storytelling, that revel in the material offered by pop culture, and that deny categories such as academic or narrative As Elizabeth Gaffney wrote for the New York Times Book Review Each of Mr Hicok s poems is marked by the exalted moderation of his voice erudition without pretension, wisdom without pontification, honesty devoid of confessional melodrama His judicious eye imbues even the dreadful with beauty and meaning Hicok has worked as an automotive die designer and a computer system administrator, and is currently an Associate Professor of English at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

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    1. Bob Hicok is full of love and compassion for grandmothers, parents, uncles, abused children, nature, sturgeon, his wife His poems are sometimes a window into the blue collar ordinariness of the world he used to belong to, when he owned an automotive die manufacturing business Or he s thinking about death Sorting Out the Entanglements begins, In my will the basement goes to the spiders I enjoy the image of a lawyer reading my will to the spiders Bombs are messy whereas Shop Vacs were designedfor [...]


    2. May 19, 2004A Palpable IntimacyThe thing I like most about Bob Hicok s Animal Soul is that you can turn to any page and be enchanted by ideas, images and the indelible heart of the poet The title is memorable and lovely it speaks of two things our animal nature and our spiritual essence, which points to the whole issue of human embodiment Hicok comes to our all too human party, as the Guru of All Things Apparently Whimsical, but the depth of Hicok s whims can t be measured He also steps onto eac [...]


    3. Nice collection of poems the first I had read from this author Suggested to me by my writing mentor All in all an enjoyable read A few that stuck out worth mentioning I d go to jail for that My dream date doesn t begin with the question, What cha in for boy p 7, from Sorting the Entanglements Pol Pot s Class Reunion p 43 33 p 44 I caught a sturgeon once without bait My uncle said we were both stupid, one for believing in a hook, the other for wading shoeless into the Mississippi p 60, Book Repor [...]


    4. Bob Hicok is the poet I wish I could be When I wrote poetry I flipped continuously between aspiring to improve myself to some bastardized imitation of him, and lamenting that I couldn t really even do that.What Would Freud Say remains one of my favorite contemporary poems Who else references both Judas and Dagwood from Blondie


    5. Got to attend a craft talk, workshop and evening reading with Hicok last year and his work, excites me His poems veer, jag and go sideways resembling a debris strewn trail of thought or the way memory returns Dealing in a fragmented currency, the poems feel wild and surprising as if even Hicok doesn t know where his explorations will lead.


    6. With a couple of problematic notes, Animal Soul is otherwise an amazing contemporary poetry collection However, Catherynne Valente s review of the collection says just about everything I could say, better yuki onnavejournal 6224


    7. Enough snow for tracks and blood, enough moon to imply that light s everlasting, a grace of the abiding sky an excerpt from, Perpetual Resurrection


    8. I finally finished this book and the poems in the last section caused me to up my rating to five stars Yes, read this



    9. Powerful meditations on the monstrous as a mix of human and animal gone slightly but not perhaps irreparably wrong.


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