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The Legend of Light #2020

The Legend of Light By Bob Hicok The Legend of Light Whether Hicok is considering the reflection of human faces in the Vietnam War Memorial or the elements of a Modern Prototype factory he prompts an icy realization that we may have never seen the worl
  • Title: The Legend of Light
  • Author: Bob Hicok
  • ISBN: 9780299149147
  • Page: 156
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Legend of Light By Bob Hicok Whether Hicok is considering the reflection of human faces in the Vietnam War Memorial or the elements of a Modern Prototype factory, he prompts an icy realization that we may have never seen the world as it truly is But his resilient voice and consistent perspective is neither blaming nor didactic, and ultimately enlightening From the shadowed corners into which we daWhether Hicok is considering the reflection of human faces in the Vietnam War Memorial or the elements of a Modern Prototype factory, he prompts an icy realization that we may have never seen the world as it truly is But his resilient voice and consistent perspective is neither blaming nor didactic, and ultimately enlightening From the shadowed corners into which we dare not look clearly, Hicok makes us witness and hero of The Legend of Light.
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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.

    192 Comments


    1. After hearing Hicok read at AWP in Chicago, I wanted Deliberately complicated masculinity and wry humor Tenderness This book, his first I believe, has wonderful moments However, I have to confess, I m hoping that he improves as he continues to write his other books are waiting on my shelf.


    2. Beautiful I admire Hicok s vocabulary along with the precise way he strings together life s instances Good range of styles and tones.My Favorites WeatherSurgeryRearview MirrorAIDSTraffic JamNiggerYour Daughterxforwardprogressx


    3. Astonishing poetry I don t have any patience for a poem that is trying to be a philosophical treatise Hicok never makes this mistake he is fundamentally a story teller He lives in the world, with other people, not with other writers It is a place that is urgent and vibrant.



    4. I loved this book The poems generally are about everyday life, and Hicok finds magical ways to transcend the ordinary, often with devastating affect Highly recommended.


    5. While this collection has some extremely strong, painful poems, Hicok, at this point in his career, just hadn t hit his stride.


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