The Aesthetic Astronaut: Sonnets By Roger Armbrust by Roger ArmbrustThe Aesthetic Astronaut: Sonnets By Roger Armbrust by Roger Armbrust

The Aesthetic Astronaut: Sonnets By Roger Armbrust

byRoger Armbrust

Paperback | April 1, 2009

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One hundred twenty-two sonnets that touch on contemporary American popular culture, social trends, and personalities. Poet Roger Armbrust is described by some as a mystic, by others as a spiritualist, and by yet others as a guy who toys with really big thoughts, making them objects both of serious study and of humor.  His sonnets will push you to laughter and meditation: a satisfying literary ride. 

In The Aesthetic Astronaut, Roger Armbrust escorts readers on an insightful journey throughout Earth and beyond. We experience the loneliness and instpiration of "the Aesthetic Astronaut"; cold-blooded calculations of "The Armchair Assassin"; passion and sense of the romantic lover; reflective memories of a gentle heart growing older; ironic vision of an observer to history, and subtle--and sometimes not so subtle--humor of a fellow human involved in our day-to-day challenge of living a worthwhile life. The poet's imagery and attitude. . . may fascinate, thrill, sadden, anger, or push you to laughter or meditation. But you'll find the trip a fascinating literary ride.

Roger Armbrust formerly served as national news editor for Back Stage magazine in New York City, where he also taught  a professional writing course at New York University.  His poems have appeared in New York Quarterly, Chelsea, Icarus, and Delaware Poetry Review.  Previous publications include a book, How to Survive (August House Pub...
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Title:The Aesthetic Astronaut: Sonnets By Roger ArmbrustFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:April 1, 2009Publisher:Parkhurst Brothers Publishers IncLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:193516600X

ISBN - 13:9781935166009

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