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Polar
Gibson, Dobby
Adult Nonfiction PS3607.I266 P65 2005

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Polar can mean opposites, harsh light, or a vast white blankness, and it is an apt title for Gibson's first poetry collection, which reverberates with absences-weather, time, places, sensations-either going or gone. In diction and concept, the collection draws from both pop culture or the mundane ("What happens in Vegas," a "floofy" blanket) and from the elevated or abstract ("full of speech and soup, storm and thee"). Though Gibson's odd syntax and similes (bubbles rise "like a pack of rehabilitated balloons released back into the wild") do require some effort on the part of the reader, he also makes some astonishing observations, as when "we walk out onto the roofs of frozen lakes/ simply because we're stunned/ we really can." Winner of the 2004 Beatrice Hauley Award, this collection will be at home in all public and academic libraries, especially in the company of contemporaries like Dave Smith and Terence Winch who love both language and the world for their strangeness.-Clarinda Harriss, Towson Univ., MD (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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