Absolutely Australia's Lowest Prices

Sell Your Old Stuff for Cash. It's Easy & Free to List. Get Started Now.

Designed for Flight both continues and enlarges the exploration of the rhythms of our emotional lives undertaken in Gregory Fraser's first two collections. A master of metaphor, Fraser works magic within tightly controlled forms, loading lines with surprising juxtapositions and changes of direction. Taken together, the poems trace the sometimes instant, sometimes decades-long movement from incomprehensible loss and grief to rueful reflection and, if we're lucky, uneasy accommodation. Casting a sharply observant eye on past selves, always steering clear of simple sentiment, the speaker in this collection looks back with bitter irony and forgiveness in equal measure. Against the fears and frustrations of childhood, the dissolution of a doomed relationship, and the distance between the hoped for and the actual, Fraser's poems offer the imagination's capacity for endless invention and the compensatory pleasures of art.
Product Details

About the Author

Gregory Fraser, a professor in the Department of English at the University Of West Georgia, is the author of two previous poetry collections, Answering the Ruins (North-western, 2009) and Strange Pieta (2003). He is also the co-author, with Chad Davidson, of the textbooks Writing Poetry (2009) and Analyse Anything (2012).

Reviews

-With his seemingly inexhaustible fountain of metaphors, an openness to offbeat couplings, a fine ear, a rich and supple language, and a penetrating psychological acuity--right to the place it hurts--Greg Fraser refreshes vision, revealing not only how the past shadows bright hopes, but also how, as Blake said, 'the eye altering, alters all.---Eleanor Wilner -Gregory Fraser's third book, mostly turned away from good times and settled affairs, is not only his best, it is altogether free of acknowledged necessities like almost perfect or even greatly improved--this is an idiom past comparisons. Vocabulary, movement, and aplomb are by now the work of a master not sure or even assured. What astonishes the reader is that the poems are not confident or even hopeful, but correct, obviously true.---Richard Howard -Gregory Fraser is the best in the business when it comes to writing funny, rueful poems about escaping life in a town with 'one high school, one hospital, and one moon, ' about partying so hard in college that when he recalls his fellow celebrants, he says 'her name was Judy, his, Eric I can't remember mine.' Yet even in his older, wiser poems, the ones packed with experience and insight, his longing look back at youth's 'candied falsehoods' will make you smile as well, make you, too, want to be young and stupid again and eager for everything the world has to offer.---David Kirby "With his seemingly inexhaustible fountain of metaphors, an openness to offbeat couplings, a fine ear, a rich and supple language, and a penetrating psychological acuity--right to the place it hurts--Greg Fraser refreshes vision, revealing not only how the past shadows bright hopes, but also how, as Blake said, 'the eye altering, alters all."--Eleanor Wilner "Gregory Fraser's third book, mostly turned away from good times and settled affairs, is not only his best, it is altogether free of acknowledged necessities like almost perfect or even greatly improved--this is an idiom past comparisons. Vocabulary, movement, and aplomb are by now the work of a master not sure or even assured. What astonishes the reader is that the poems are not confident or even hopeful, but correct, obviously true."--Richard Howard "Gregory Fraser is the best in the business when it comes to writing funny, rueful poems about escaping life in a town with 'one high school, one hospital, and one moon, ' about partying so hard in college that when he recalls his fellow celebrants, he says 'her name was Judy, his, Eric I can't remember mine.' Yet even in his older, wiser poems, the ones packed with experience and insight, his longing look back at youth's 'candied falsehoods' will make you smile as well, make you, too, want to be young and stupid again and eager for everything the world has to offer."--David Kirby With his seemingly inexhaustible fountain of metaphors, an openness to offbeat couplings, a fine ear, a rich and supple language, and a penetrating psychological acuity right to the place it hurts Greg Fraser refreshes vision, revealing not only how the past shadows bright hopes, but also how, as Blake said, the eye altering, alters all. Eleanor Wilner" Gregory Fraser s third book, mostly turned away from good times and settled affairs, is not only his best, it is altogether free of acknowledged necessities like "almost perfect "or even "greatly improved" this is an idiom past comparisons. Vocabulary, movement, and aplomb are by now the work of a master not sure or even assured. What astonishes the reader is that the poems are not confident or even hopeful, but correct, obviously true. Richard Howard" Gregory Fraser is the best in the business when it comes to writing funny, rueful poems about escaping life in a town with one high school, one hospital, and one moon, about partying so hard in college that when he recalls his fellow celebrants, he says her name was Judy, his, Eric I can t remember mine. Yet even in his older, wiser poems, the ones packed with experience and insight, his longing look back at youth s candied falsehoods will make you smile as well, make you, too, want to be young and stupid again and eager for everything the world has to offer. David Kirby"

Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Poetry » General
Home » Books » Poetry » American
People also searched for
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling Designed for Flight: Poems (Triquarterly Books) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond.com, Inc.
Back to top