Erin Keane | The Gravity Soundtrack | Gazelle Books

The Gravity Soundtrack

Erin Keane

Author: Erin Keane | ISBN: 1602260001 : 9781602260009 | Format: Paperback | Size: 155 x 230mm | Pages: 88 | Weight: .158 Kg. | Published: Midpoint Trade Books (WordFarm Ltd) – October 2007 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Poetry texts & anthologies

As entertaining as it is compelling, “The Gravity Soundtrack”

will please both frequent and new readers of poetry. In this debut collection Erin Keane explores subjects ranging from classic myth, philosophy and religion to rock ‘n’ roll, pop culture and children’s book characters. These poems are finely crafted, with a ‘confident and alert use of language’ (Greg Pape), and each one shows keen insight into what it means to be human. In “The Gravity Soundtrack”, the poet is not a voice from above passing truths down to the reader, but rather is right there with us in the muck and mire of human experience — all along showing great compassion for our questioning, our losses, our uncertainty.

Erin Keane

is the author of The Gravity Soundtrack, a full-length collection of poems (WordFarm, 2007), and The One-Hit Wonders (Snark Publishing, 2006), a chapbook of poems about and inspired by rock & roll. Her new novel-in-poems, Death Defying Acts, will be published by WordFarm in 2009. Her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in many magazines, including Nimrod, Phoebe, Spoon River Poetry Review, Sou’wester, Poems & Plays, New Southerner, Now & Then and Louisville Magazine. Keane earned her MFA in creative writing at Spalding University. These days, she teaches sophomores about Pop Music in American Literature at Bellarmine University and high school creative writing workshops for the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts.

A recipient of a fellowship from the Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts and the Al Smith Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council, she directs the InKY Reading Series in Louisville, Ky. Keane also writes a blog for Velocity and serves on the editorial boards of New Southerner and The Heartland Review. Erin Keane lives in a crooked little neighborhood called Germantown in Louisville, Kentucky. She’d be happy to show you around.

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