Kirby Congdon | Selected Poems and Prose Poems | Gazelle Books

Selected Poems & Prose Poems

Author: Kirby Congdon | ISBN: 097725240X : 9780977252404 | Format: Paperback | Size: 140x215mm | Pages: 83 | Weight: .1 Kg. | Published: Presa Press – December 2005 | Availability: In Print | Subjects: Works by individual poets: from c1900-

The best of 50 years from an independent press legend, selected by the author.

“Kirby Congdon’s poems are a hybrid mix of existential angst & neo-classical tonality. They pose metaphysical & moral questions in ironic spaces, like Mozart played uptempo by a cool jazz combo.” –Eric Greinke

“A poet like Congdon is a man who binds himself to the mast and sails off determined to miss nothing, record everything, even the siren song that leads everyone finally to the reefs of extinguishment.” –Joan Colby, Small Press Review

“Kirby has not been in the mainstream of his time, but he has been very much a part of the avant garde and a creative but independent force as a poet, editor and critic. He deserves and will some day get, the attention that he merits.” –Ray C. Longtin, Professor Emeritus of English, Long Island University

“He (Congdon) is enough of a story painter to invoke Dunsany in his prose pieces and enough of a musician that, no matter where you find yourself in his work, you can hang like a happy spider of a webwork of wordplay and internal rhyme and rhythm.” –Rattlesnake Reviewconback

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