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by J. D. Schraffenberger

Download Saint Joe's Passion eBook
ISBN:
0979745039
Author:
J. D. Schraffenberger
Category:
Poetry
Language:
English
Publisher:
Etruscan Press; First Edition edition (September 1, 2008)
Pages:
90 pages
EPUB book:
1965 kb
FB2 book:
1532 kb
DJVU:
1772 kb
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Rating:
4.4
Votes:
149


Saint Joe's Passion book. The intelligence behind his poetry book is wonderful

Saint Joe's Passion book. The intelligence behind his poetry book is wonderful. Saint Joe's Passion" will stay with you, as will his second collection, The Waxen Poor. Both are fantastic, fascinating reads that I return to again and again.

Associate professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa.

He's the author of two books of poems, Saint Joe's Passion (Etruscan Press) and The Waxen Poor (Twelve .

The Waxen Poor" is a collection of poems by . Visit at twelvewinters.

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Saint Joe's Passion, . Schraffenberger (2008). Drift Ice, Jennifer Atkinson (2008). American Fugue, Alexis Stamatis (2008). The Widening, Carol Moldaw (2008). God Bless: A Political/Poetic Discourse, . Parallel Lives, Michael Lind (2007).

About JD Schraffenberger. He is the author of the book of poems Saint Joe’s Passion, and his other work has appeared in Best Creative Nonfiction, Brevity, Paper Darts, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.

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In the tradition of Catullus' love poems and John Berryman's Dream Songs, the poems of Saint Joe's Passion recount the lonely lecherous life of Joseph Johnstone--cancer patient, classical music DJ, former voice-talent. The poems swing back and forth from Joe's hospital bed to moments of his past: a past of religion, little league baseball, music, and marital friction. The collection paints the portrait of a man who was never quite able to open himself up to genuine love and intimacy.
  • Golkis
Beautiful poems
  • Beahelm
The Kindle edition is bad, as you cannot tell where one poem starts and the next one ends.
  • Quinthy
J.D. Schraffenberger has written a book of poems that are so accessible and fascinating, I find myself thinking of this character he has created long after I read the book. I cannot think of another book of poetry that connects quite the way this one does, in multiple ways. Not only does it connect the reader with a dying man reflecting back on his life, but it connects the reader with poetry that is both cerebral and yet, it's not esoteric at all. This is not a book of poetry written for just those who love the art of poetry and the craft, it is written in an honest, forthright way that invites the casual fiction reader in to hear a story. It recollects universal moments in humanity, all the senses, and there are moments where you have to set the book down and think about a line you just read and feel it wash over you, and sometimes chill you in the best possible way.
Conversational, yet prayer-like, meant to be read and tasted in small bites to savor even though nothing here is too rich and dense that you cannot devour the entire book in one sitting. I also recommend his second book, The Waxen Poor, which is just as fascinating as this one.
Organized, concise, lyrical, lovely, lovely poems that will also make you shudder when you're reading and long after the book is closed. I recommend the hard copy until the formatting issues are fixed, because Schraffenberger does do readings and will sign your copy.
  • Darksinger
J.D. Schraffenberger is an honest, accessible writer who knows his craft. The intelligence behind his poetry book is wonderful. "Saint Joe's Passion" will stay with you, as will his second collection, The Waxen Poor. Both are fantastic, fascinating reads that I return to again and again. Schraffenberger has also published one of the best short nonfiction essays ever, at Brevity, called "Dropping Babies" (available online) that I use as a model of writing in my English Composition courses.
  • Cerana
Sorry for the bad experience one reader had with the Kindle edition but this is a wonderful collection--a kind of novel in poems. I have used this book in a college-level class and students really responded to it, even those who had thought they didn't like poetry. Readable but at the same time rich and astute. Highly recommended.
  • Sinredeemer
Fascinating, original, memorable.
  • Mysterious Wrench
Poems that resonate even after multiple readings.