Publication Year: 2005
Taking its title from an Audubon painting, American Flamingo shares with the artist an exquisite attention to detail and the suggestion of a larger sense of time and place through depictions of the intimate interactions between creatures and their habitats. In his fifth collection of poetry, Greg Pape melds memorable images from the natural world with the drama of ordinary experience to capture small transformations of human character in American settings from Arizona’s Sonora Desert to the icy streets of Washington, D.C. Through elegies, character sketches, and lyric and narrative evocations of family and place, Pape offers lucid and startling poems that bridge the spaces between the past and the present, men and women, and urban and rural landscapes.
Published by: Southern Illinois University Press
Series: Crab Orchard Series in Poetry
Special thanks to Chris Dombrowski, Nana Lampton, Malena Mörling, Sena Jeter Naslund, Tammy Ramsey, and Frank X Walker for friendship, encouragement, and support. Thanks to Richard Cecil. Thanks also to my family: Irene, Larry, and Kay Pape, Dr. Arthur J. Prange Jr., Sally Bowen Prange, Kevin Woodman, Marnie, Coleman, and Clay. ...