My Father On A Bicycle by Patricia ClarkMy Father On A Bicycle by Patricia Clark

My Father On A Bicycle

byPatricia Clark

Paperback | March 15, 2005

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Patricia Clark’s poems explore themes of love, mortality, and loss in the setting of the natural world. In the outdoors, near rivers and on walks, the speaker in these lyrical poems meditates on subjects she observes, as in the book’s title poem "My Father on a Bicycle," where Clark writes of her father, "I can see him, heron-alert, bareheaded." Elsewhere, Clark’s poems are celebratory, urging the reader "To hunker down and yet be lifted up." Finally, the poems explore memory and the emotional nuances of interior life, reaching a series of transcendent moments, illustrated by the poem "Riverwalker," where the speaker comes to see water, riverwater, and life itself, perhaps, as a "quick-moving force." The domestic and natural worlds in Clark’s poems allow the reader to attain something quietly sublime.

Patricia Clark is Poet-in-Residence and Professor in the Department of Writing at Grand Valley State University. She is the author of two books of poetry: My Father on a Bicycle and North of Wondering, which won a first book competition.
Title:My Father On A BicycleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:89 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.3 inPublished:March 15, 2005Publisher:Michigan State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0870137417

ISBN - 13:9780870137419

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