The Barons by Joshua CoreyThe Barons by Joshua Corey

The Barons

byJoshua Corey

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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The poems of The Barons span 10 years of struggle with the spirit of Romance in the face of world-historical catastrophe: 9/11, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Great Recession. Once again we find ourselves in a waste land stained by spectacle, scabrous and benighted, a landscape populated by opportunists, idiots, amnesiacs, and chumps, unable to comprehend the disaster that has enfolded them. In spite of this the book is haunted by the ancient quest for reconciliation, for some kind of contact with the earth and with other people. From ironic pastoral to black satire to the gates of vision, this book enacts a 21st-century journey toward an elusive horizon of meaning and the paradox of “freedom’s law.”
JOSHUA COREY is the author of three other books of poetry, Severance Songs, Fourier Series, and Selah, as well as a novel, Beautiful Soul: An American Elegy. He and G.C. Waldrep edited The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral, an anthology of innovative contemporary nature poems. He lives in Evanston, Illinois and is an ...
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Title:The BaronsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.45 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Omnidawn PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1890650986

ISBN - 13:9781890650988

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“Corey’s The Barons offers us a rich, dense, allusive, elusive reading and writing of epic in an American key. In thinking about it as a set of engagements with regard to eco-poetics one may begin to think through the possibilities of empire and scale.”—R.D. Wood, Plumwood Mountain Journal