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Belmont❮Read❯ ➵ Belmont Author Stephen Burt – Varanus.us The new poetry collection by Stephen Burt, one of the most gifted poets of his generation Frank Bidart An NPR Best Book of A Publishers Weekly Top Poetry Book of Spring Our skills are finally in de The new poetry collection by Stephen Burt, one of the most gifted poets of his generation Frank Bidart An NPR Best Book ofA Publishers Weekly TopPoetry Book of SpringOur skills are finally in demandIf you mock us, Pan,In whom we also believe, do itAs gently as you can from The People on the Bus In Belmont, Stephen Burt maps out the joys and the limits of the life he has chosen, the life that chose him, examining and reimagining parenthood, marriage, adulthood, and suburbia alongside a brace of wild or pretty alternatives the impossible life of a girl raised by cats, the disappointed lives of would be rock stars, and the real life to which he returns, with his family, in the town that gives the book its name, driving home in an ode worthy silver Subaru Can a life be invented the way a poem can What does it mean for a precocious child, or a responsible grown up, to depict the world we want With wit, beauty, tenderness, and virtuosity, these poems define the precarious end of extended adolescence, and then ask what stands beyond.

Paperback  ¶ Belmont eBook µ
    Paperback ¶ Belmont eBook µ Stephen Burt maps out the joys and the limits of the life he has chosen, the life that chose him, examining and reimagining parenthood, marriage, adulthood, and suburbia alongside a brace of wild or pretty alternatives the impossible life of a girl raised by cats, the disappointed lives of would be rock stars, and the real life to which he returns, with his family, in the town that gives the book its name, driving home in an ode worthy silver Subaru Can a life be invented the way a poem can What does it mean for a precocious child, or a responsible grown up, to depict the world we want With wit, beauty, tenderness, and virtuosity, these poems define the precarious end of extended adolescence, and then ask what stands beyond."/>
  • Paperback
  • 88 pages
  • Belmont
  • Stephen Burt
  • English
  • 14 January 2019
  • 1555976441

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    Paperback ¶ Belmont eBook µ Stephen Burt maps out the joys and the limits of the life he has chosen, the life that chose him, examining and reimagining parenthood, marriage, adulthood, and suburbia alongside a brace of wild or pretty alternatives the impossible life of a girl raised by cats, the disappointed lives of would be rock stars, and the real life to which he returns, with his family, in the town that gives the book its name, driving home in an ode worthy silver Subaru Can a life be invented the way a poem can What does it mean for a precocious child, or a responsible grown up, to depict the world we want With wit, beauty, tenderness, and virtuosity, these poems define the precarious end of extended adolescence, and then ask what stands beyond."/>
  1. says:

    It was hard for me to finish this book because I kept wanting to flip back to some few, immediate favorites every time I got it in my hands.The scope of these are amazing, both in terms of content and form or format these are not formal poems, but they are formatted in ways that are thoughtful and varied, and sometimes innovative children s kites, trans gender stuff, paraphilias, the CITGO sign O self important hub, You fit methan any other where , owls, odes after Pindar and S It was hard for me to finish this book because I kept wanting to flip back to some few, immediate favorites every time I got it in my hands.The scope of these are amazing, both in terms of content and form or format these are not formal poems, but they are formatted in ways that are thoughtful and varied, and sometimes innovative children s kites, trans gender stuff, paraphilias, the CITGO sign O self important hub, You fit methan any other where , owls, odes after Pindar and Sappho, global warming, rock bands and WNBA drafts All of them are wonderful in the purest sense of the term they are full of wonder, I wonder at them And as imaginative and broad ranging as these texts are, they re also relentless and blunt about their apperception of reality the reality of growing up, of suburbia and children, when you realize you have become the person you are not who you were, not who you want to be, and the sometimes bittersweet, sometimes gentle, sometimes resigned feeling of that self knowledge When we ask that imagination discover the limitsof the realworld only slowly, maybe this is what we meant Butterfly Parachute


  2. says:

    I had only encountered Burt through his superior criticism mainly, but not exclusively, in Close Calls With Nothing , but this is my firstreading of a collection of his In this collection, Burt plumbs the tensions between the joys of parenthood and the recognition of unrealized dreams that parenthood precludes He notes the various secret selves, and past selves, that are harbored, visited and nurtured while the public self is one that unselfishly and deferentially takes care of the familial o I had only encountered Burt through his superior criticism mainly, but not exclusively, in Close Calls With Nothing , but this is my firstreading of a collection of his In this collection, Burt plumbs the tensions between the joys of parenthood and the recognition of unrealized dreams that parenthood precludes He notes the various secret selves, and past selves, that are harbored, visited and nurtured while the public self is one that unselfishly and deferentially takes care of the familial others Drawing on the mundane imagery of Belmont, MA and the playful rhyme, near rhymes and rhythms of one who seeks to unify past and present, dream and reality, Burt paints the imaginative worlds of parents and dreamers in suburbs across America who require safety but desire


  3. says:

    Stephen Burt s range of reference from classical to pop culture is extensive Avril Lavigne and Sappho show up Further, his shies away from few topics literal Odes to paraphilias appear early in the collection and lots of Spanish poetry and references to Mexico city show up as well Burt is both artful and ironic, self aware and compassionate It can be a wild ride.


  4. says:

    This is so awesome Every poem was beautiful my personal favorites were Butterfly, with Parachute and A Sock is Not a Human Being both of which were sweet and witty and just totally brilliant Burt really manages to capture life exactly as he lives it, even in the poems that are obviously not directly about him, such as Fictitious Girl Raised by Cats The poems are meaningful and real and every one is a small, beautiful experience I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever been a This is so awesome Every poem was beautiful my personal favorites were Butterfly, with Parachute and A Sock is Not a Human Being both of which were sweet and witty and just totally brilliant Burt really manages to capture life exactly as he lives it, even in the poems that are obviously not directly about him, such as Fictitious Girl Raised by Cats The poems are meaningful and real and every one is a small, beautiful experience I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever been a parent or had a parent, is an adult or will be an adult assuming they are capable of reading it very small children, not so much , and has ever lived their own life just as it is The whole book is tender without preciousness and wise without pretension A great read


  5. says:

    A slow start with the first section of poems focusing on parenthood children, the second section takes off with poems that focus on quirky subjects, poems that pay homage to other literature, poems that incorporate the current language of tech, and lots of word play throughout The Paraphilia Odes shines as the centerfold The third section moves out to nature and has some of the same word play in addition to vivid imagery Stephen Burt s Belmont should be on any poetry to read list.


  6. says:

    A sample Stephen Burt The Soul Easy to recognize in its costumemade up of Sunday puzzles and Scrabble tilesyou can take it, but not very far.Nor can you baste, drip dry or evaluatehappily what s left when it s removed.Respectable people have found it in a guitar.Consider where it lives, or hides, in you.No frills, enjoyable, and a lot like reading a glass of cold lemonade with your eyes.


  7. says:

    3.5


  8. says:

    Stephen Burt s Belmont is a jewel in its music, but all the poems are lightly written The verses hold no deep wisdom or meaning, except the vignettes where he philosophizes in prosiac fashion The continuous extravagance of American life here seems mundanely beautiful, but if a reader comes to make out of each, these musings are nowhere intense and passionate even this is poetry of a Harvard professor A consolation, nonetheless, is Burt s experimentation of form, although nothing can be regard Stephen Burt s Belmont is a jewel in its music, but all the poems are lightly written The verses hold no deep wisdom or meaning, except the vignettes where he philosophizes in prosiac fashion The continuous extravagance of American life here seems mundanely beautiful, but if a reader comes to make out of each, these musings are nowhere intense and passionate even this is poetry of a Harvard professor A consolation, nonetheless, is Burt s experimentation of form, although nothing can be regarded as avant garde


  9. says:

    Definitely one of the better poetry collections I ve read in a while I like that the language is specific enough to convey certain feelings and images but still vague enough to be relatable I liked having references I could actually picture such as New England public transportation and a lovably used Subaru It s a fantastic collection of modern poetry that captures places and moments in time that are relevant time and time again that make you stop and think.


  10. says:

    A bit of a stretch for me modern poetry It was ok nice little mediations on a gentle life in the Boston burbs.

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