String (Barataria Poetry) (Paperback)

String (Barataria Poetry) By Matthew Thorburn, Ava Leavell Haymon (Editor) Cover Image
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A book-length sequence of poems, Matthew Thorburn's String tells the story of a teenage boy's experiences in a time of war and its aftermath. He loses his family and friends, his home and the life he knew, but survives to tell his story. Written in the boy's fractured, echoing voice--in lines that are frequently enjambed and use almost no punctuation--String embodies his trauma and confusion in a poetic sequence that is part lullaby, part nightmare, but always a music that is uniquely his.

About the Author

Matthew Thorburn is the author of eight poetry collections, including The Grace of Distance, a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize, and the book-length poem Dear Almost, which won the Lascaux Prize.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780807179048
ISBN-10: 0807179043
Publisher: LSU Press
Publication Date: March 1st, 2023
Pages: 84
Language: English
Series: Barataria Poetry