A Childhood in the Milky Way

A Childhood in the Milky Way

Becoming A Poet in Ohio

eBook - 2013
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How does a young boy discover his vocation as a poet in what is seemingly the least poetical of environments, the industrial Midwest of the 1950s and 1960s? By turns comic and dramatic, at once down to earth and otherworldly in its homegrown mysticism, A Childhood in the Milky Way answers that question, lighting up a special boyhood in one small corner of the galaxy. Part memoir, part meditation on what it means to be a poet in America at the end of the millennium, this book follows the early life of David Brendan Hopes in Akron, Ohio, where the going was sometimes rough and the people rougher, though they could also be fanciful, naive, driven by inarticulate desire, and, on occasion, haunted by the voices of angels and bards. In his growing up, the author found in the mysteries of childhood a way to enter the mysteries of religious and artistic vision.
Publisher: [United States] : University of Akron Press, 2013
ISBN: 9781937378783
1937378780
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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