Lean Creatures Poems by David Coy

Lean Creatures Poems

byDavid Coy

Kobo ebook | March 6, 2019

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This book contains forty-seven poems by David Lavar Coy, written in his forties, a chaotic period. They reflect actual life and work experiences such as growing up on Polecat Bench in Wyoming, working for the forest service, a friend’s suicide and his own divorce. However, the poet is more interested in transforming his experience through his imagination then rendering a photographic image of it. He is trying to make the reader live the experience through his words. He definitely fictionalizes. Some of the poems come from Arkansas, Missouri, and Arizona as well as Wyoming. There are four groups of poems in the book, and each turns the subject in a new direction. In the first “Hair, Bone and Feather,” the strongest theme is man’s indifferent cruelty to animals, balanced with humor and love. The second group “Uncommon Ground” is largely about place: staying, leaving, inhabiting. The third group “For Love’s Sake” is of course about love— not shades of gray, but a spectrum of lyrical feelings. The fourth group, “Strays and Castaways” is not completely focused on one theme, but contemplates death. The mood was inspired by the suicide of a friend but does not embrace grimness. The poet is an optimist. He embraces life.

Title:Lean Creatures PoemsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:March 6, 2019Publisher:ReadersMagnetLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1949981290

ISBN - 13:9781949981292