Jersey Rain

Jersey Rain

Pub. price: $21.00

ISBN10: 0374178879 ISBN13: 9780374178871 Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux Published: Apr 1 2000 Pages: 52 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

Publisher's Comments

Jersey Rain takes up a central American subject: the emotional power of inventions, devices, and homemade imaginings -- from the alphabet and the lyre through the steel drum and piano to the record player, digital computer, and television. Formally innovative and highly readable poems like "ABC", "Ode to Meaning", "To Television", and "The Green Piano" meditate a life guided by the quick, artful tinkerer-god Hermes: deity of music and deception, escort of the dead, inventor of instruments, brilliant messenger, and trickster of heaven.

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