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A Human Symphony (Paperback)

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This is a stunning collection of work that demonstrates mastery in several different poetic forms, all in a voice that is distinctively American, yet completely original. There are country songs that read like Hank Williams, personal meditations that remind me of Basho, fierce condemnations of criminal politicians and warmongers, speculative excursions through modern physics, tips of the hat to great poets and philosophers of the past, the most beautiful love poems you could hope to find, and more - including new poetic forms that Guy Standard calls etudes, continuatives, and continuativos. It's a work of breathtaking scope and depth, and I look forward to more from this heretofore unknown master of American poetry. Bravo, Guy Standard --Scott Lape.

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This is a stunning collection of work that demonstrates mastery in several different poetic forms, all in a voice that is distinctively American, yet completely original. There are country songs that read like Hank Williams, personal meditations that remind me of Basho, fierce condemnations of criminal politicians and warmongers, speculative excursions through modern physics, tips of the hat to great poets and philosophers of the past, the most beautiful love poems you could hope to find, and more - including new poetic forms that Guy Standard calls etudes, continuatives, and continuativos. It's a work of breathtaking scope and depth, and I look forward to more from this heretofore unknown master of American poetry. Bravo, Guy Standard! Scott Lape, Mathworks



What a refreshing surprise! Not the amorphous vapourings that so often pass for poetry lately, but real, strong, sweet words and unforgettable images. Difficult to categorize... the title says it all. Poetry would be a popular genre again if more poetry were like this. Silvia Granieri Butte College





Here we have a perfectly-modern-embedded-in-the-past collection of poems, some of which read like country song lyrics, some like lost Rilke, some like Pound, some like Burroughs, some like Frost but none derivative, more a satisfying, call it comforting even, extension of the American poetic tradition. Doc Standard is an American treasure. Where has he been? And where will he go? Cisco Pike Santa Barbara City College



Product Details
ISBN: 9781935807117
ISBN-10: 1935807110
Publisher: Stansbury Publishing
Publication Date: August 1st, 2013
Pages: 424
Language: English
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