Sundown: Poems New and Selected by Floyce AlexanderSundown: Poems New and Selected by Floyce Alexander

Sundown: Poems New and Selected

byFloyce Alexander

Paperback | December 7, 2016

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The poetry of Floyce Alexander has a great dark undertow one associates with the work of Lorca, Vallejo, and Pablo Neruda. It is erotic, politically charged, humane, sometimes angry, often tender and always seeming to come from deep in the earth, or deep in the history of the human struggle to love in the face of the brutality of systems, the ignorance of mobs, the fragility of the body, and the ordinary luck of the draw. This volume, bringing together work from his eight previous collections, makes clear, at last, the scope of Alexander?s concerns and magnitude of his talent and importance.

Floyce Alexander was born in Arkansas and grew up in Washington State. He attended the University of Washington, where he studied with Theodore Roethke and David Wagoner. He worked as an editor for Washington State University Press in the sixties and was in Mexico City in 1968, when the campesino-student resistance movement culminated ...
Title:Sundown: Poems New and SelectedFormat:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:December 7, 2016Publisher:University Of Washington PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0899241476

ISBN - 13:9780899241470

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The private and the public blend fearlessly in Floyce Alexander?s Memory of the Future. . . In his elegiac, darkly sensuous textures, Alexander sometimes recalls Kenneth Rexroth. His lines have a seriousness and weight missing from much current poetry. The ominous 'Cuban Missile Crisis' is one of the strongest American poems I?ve seen connecting politics and the working life. - Thomas R. Smith - Minneapolis Star Tribune