Living in the Resurrection

The winning volume in the 1994 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Living in the Resurrection by T Crunk As James Dickey, distinguished poet and judge of the competition, says in the foreword, Here is that rare phenomenon, a writer of instinctive formal vision His real reverence for the simple objects of the everyday world, their ability to present cup, tree, aThe winning volume in the 1994 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Living in the Resurrection by T Crunk As James Dickey, distinguished poet and judge of the competition, says in the foreword, Here is that rare phenomenon, a writer of instinctive formal vision His real reverence for the simple objects of the everyday world, their ability to present cup, tree, and hand both as they seem and as they are with a kind of mystical iconic starkness, is a quality uniquely Mr Crunk s That this starkness eventually begins to warp into the surreal and ultimately windows into the Luminous Beyond, is additional sanction for gratitude Reliquaria1 Found Hand Painted on a Tin Flue CoverRibbon of black crapedraped on a door knob like broken stringshanging from a loom with the words Weep not.What do I need of this world 2 S P Dinsmoor Describes His TombI have made myself a coffin with a glass lid.By the door of my grave house I have set a cement angel and a stone jug.When I see the host coming down, the lid will fly open and I will sail out into the air like a locust.If I am called above, the angel will help me on my way If I have to go below, I will grab my jugand fill it with water somewhere on the road down Meantime, every day I pray O Lordteach me that I am but earth, a hollow vessel of clay,only a wisp of thy breath against my emptiness 3.They have yet to figure outthe name of the church two men diving in Barkley Lakearound Cain s Mill a few years ago found the whole steeple ofcross and all half buried in the mud shallows.
Living in the Resurrection The winning volume in the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Living in the Resurrection by T Crunk As James Dickey distinguished poet and judge of the competition says in the foreword

  • Title: Living in the Resurrection
  • Author: Tony Crunk
  • ISBN: 9780300065268
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • Living Definition of Living by Merriam Webster Adjective I was taught to respect all living things His aunt is his closest living relative He s one of our greatest living authors It was the first time I had ever seen a living, breathing bear in the wild. Noun the challenges of city living It s summertime, and the living is easy the living and the dead The world belongs to the living.

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    1. T. Crunk, Living in the Resurrection (Yale, 1995)It has been a century since the Yale Series of Younger Poets published its first book. They have been of inconsistent quality over the years, but they do tend to release more books that shine than they do books that thud. Living in the Resurrection, the 1994 selection introduced by the mighty James Dickey, is definitely one of the former.Crunk, born and raised in backwoods Kentucky in a highly Baptist family, draws (as most poets do) on his childh [...]

    2. A stunning collection of poems caught in the tension between loving Home and anticipating its disappearance. It is a poetry of muted nostalgia — never seeming to long for the return of what was, but unwilling to relinquish quiet, everyday, vivid recollections of a time for which he will remain the lone witness until they vanish with him. Crunk’s poetry has the quality of a worn down, coal country, working class Kentucky pastoralism. It is deeply connected to the land, to the native plants po [...]

    3. I read Living in the Resurrection by T. Crunk on a recommendation, and I am glad I did. Combining religion and folklife, the poet explores Appalachia in its beauty and its resilience. My favorite poems are the ones found in the middle section of this book -- where the poets in a series of prose poems explores the world around him with such titles as "Visiting a Lost Aunt at the Jefferson Davis Hotel, Elkton" and "Visiting My Grandmother at Oak Lawn." I found that the poem, "Visiting the Site of [...]

    4. Favorites: "Christmas Morning," "February," "Reliquaria," "Charity," "Summer Evening," "The Mirror," and "Leaving"I have never read another living poet who I've felt was such a kindred spirit in what sort of language and image fascinates.

    5. I liked this collection much better reading it again.Lovely quiet from a disappearing world of Appalachian hollers and river baptisms.It's so hard to write fidelity, to write tenderness (a theme I'm on), and T. Crunk does.Also, his name is T. CRUNK. Crazy drunk.

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