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The Urban Stampede book. This new collection of poems by . Reeve includes "The Urban Stampede", a dramatic narrative in poetic form, and twenty-four lyric poems.

The Urban Stampede book. The Urban Stampede" is a retelling of the Orpheus-Eurydice myth.

He published over two dozen books of poetry, fiction, criticism, and translation. The Urban Stampede and Other Poems. Michigan State University Press.

After teaching at Columbia, Reeve moved to Wesleyan University in 1962 as chairman of the Russian Department. In 1967, he joined Wesleyan's inter-disciplinary College of Letters where he taught literature, humanities and creative writing until his retirement in 2002. He published over two dozen books of poetry, fiction, criticism, and translation  .

This new collection of poems by . Reeve includes "The Urban Stampede," a dramatic narrative in poetic form, and twenty-four lyric poems. The Urban Stampede" is a retelling of the Orpheus-Eurydice myth

This new collection of poems by .

The Urban Stampede: and Other Poems. So begins "Identity Crisis," one of the delightful poems in F. D. Reeve's witty, musical, biting book of verse. It is a retelling of the Orpheus-Eurydice myth. 35945/?tag prabook0b-20. 11727/?tag prabook0b-20. The Toy Soldier: and Other Poems.

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Reeve authored more than 30 books, including 11 collections of poems, a half-dozen novels, multiple critical works, Russian translations, and plays. He abandoned an early acting career, afraid that he as a person who wanted to write poetry, would have to give up too much of my inner self for a stage career. A firm believer that poetry can bestow truth, Reeve argued in an interview that poetry transcends other media, such as advertisements and news broadcasts. Reeve’s intimate relationship to translation is apparent in his ideas of how poems work. It is the third such narrative from Reeve, as he attempts to rehouse grand myths from fallen cultures into the consciousness.

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This new collection of poems by F.D. Reeve includes "The Urban Stampede", a dramatic narrative in poetic form, and twenty-four lyric poems. "The Urban Stampede" is a retelling of the Orpheus-Eurydice myth. It is the third such narrative from Reeve, as he attempts to rehouse grand myths from fallen cultures into the consciousness of today, seeking to show the enduring power of language itself and to bring spectator, poet, and performer together in the same place. These narratives include spoken voice and singing and are shaped by a careful underlying distancing―the basic characteristic of narrative poetry. In this way, a well-known story is coolly evaluated for cultural change and linguistic difference. In both the long poem, which is the centerpiece of this collection, and in the shorter poems, Reeve takes risks in order to explore the meaning that poetry gives to life-an immediately apprehensible vision apt in size and shape to our idea of the world, one in which the language of hands speaks to a guiding practical faith and the language of the mind leads to understanding and delight.

The Urban Stampede: and Other Poems epub download

ISBN13: 978-0870135941

ISBN: 0870135945

Author: F. D. Reeve

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Poetry

Language: English

Publisher: Michigan State University Press (January 31, 2002)

Pages: 67 pages

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Cozius
F.D. Reeve is one of the finest, most underappreciated poets now at work in this country. For thirty-some-odd years he has been producing work of stunning power and relevance, work that reminds one all at once of the prophetic voice of Yeats, the piercing, crystalline sensibilities of Stevens, and the wild winds and fur pelts of a Siberian shaman. Unfortunately, the cultural spirit of the times, in its myopia, hasn't been able to keep up with him. It's true that Reeve has sometimes had a weakness for doggerelesque flourishes, but why so many critics focus on those while ignoring the overwhelming power of the rest of the work is a mystery.
Although "The Urban Stampede" of the title is an oratorio written for performance and perhaps doesn't stand up as well on the page, the short poems included in this collection are, as the previous reviewer stated, monumentally good. Simply quoting lines from these poems will not do them justice, will not show how they cohere, but some of the lines are simply astounding. From "The Side Show Uprising": "Praying for what they had nothing of/the homeless died one by one on the cold stones/unable to bear the grotesques of love" From "Still Life": "Real are the apples of Sodom, which when you touch them/dissolve in smoke and ashes on the table" From "Highgate Easter": "Old Believers gone, the words lie on the stones:/ No life is true but dying makes it fair" From "Bones in a Landscape": "the zodiac came alive;/a holy man at the door/arrested the unfaithful stars" From "Looking Ahead": "Neither was nor will be, the Great Attractor,/black moon, pangalactic draw,/something from nothing, the secret dies./Nowhere to go--we breed where we are--consumed in natural law."
I could cite many more, but best just to get this book and read the poems, as well as Reeve's previous work. Long after today's Poets of the Hour have been forgotten, there will be many of us still reading his poetry, for its beauty, its timelessness and prophetic daring, its metaphysical grandeur, and its raw, hungry energy.
Cozius
F.D. Reeve is one of the finest, most underappreciated poets now at work in this country. For thirty-some-odd years he has been producing work of stunning power and relevance, work that reminds one all at once of the prophetic voice of Yeats, the piercing, crystalline sensibilities of Stevens, and the wild winds and fur pelts of a Siberian shaman. Unfortunately, the cultural spirit of the times, in its myopia, hasn't been able to keep up with him. It's true that Reeve has sometimes had a weakness for doggerelesque flourishes, but why so many critics focus on those while ignoring the overwhelming power of the rest of the work is a mystery.
Although "The Urban Stampede" of the title is an oratorio written for performance and perhaps doesn't stand up as well on the page, the short poems included in this collection are, as the previous reviewer stated, monumentally good. Simply quoting lines from these poems will not do them justice, will not show how they cohere, but some of the lines are simply astounding. From "The Side Show Uprising": "Praying for what they had nothing of/the homeless died one by one on the cold stones/unable to bear the grotesques of love" From "Still Life": "Real are the apples of Sodom, which when you touch them/dissolve in smoke and ashes on the table" From "Highgate Easter": "Old Believers gone, the words lie on the stones:/ No life is true but dying makes it fair" From "Bones in a Landscape": "the zodiac came alive;/a holy man at the door/arrested the unfaithful stars" From "Looking Ahead": "Neither was nor will be, the Great Attractor,/black moon, pangalactic draw,/something from nothing, the secret dies./Nowhere to go--we breed where we are--consumed in natural law."
I could cite many more, but best just to get this book and read the poems, as well as Reeve's previous work. Long after today's Poets of the Hour have been forgotten, there will be many of us still reading his poetry, for its beauty, its timelessness and prophetic daring, its metaphysical grandeur, and its raw, hungry energy.
Djang
FD Reeve's middle name is NOT Delano (contrary to the review above). It is D'Olier.
Djang
FD Reeve's middle name is NOT Delano (contrary to the review above). It is D'Olier.