Boss Cupid: Poems

Boss Cupid: Poems

By: Thom Gunn

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A Great Poet's Freshest, Most Provocative Book
"Cadets and skinheads, city boys, young Spartans"
"Wait poised like ballet-dancers in the wings"
"To join the balance of the corps in dances"
"Passion has planned. They that have power, or seem to, "
"They that have power to hurt, they are the constructs"
"Of their own longing, born on the edge of sleep, "
"Imperfectly understood."
--from ""A Wood near Athens""
This is the twelfth book of poems--the first since "The Man with Night Sweats"--by the quintessential San Francisco poet, who is also the quintessential contemporary formalist and quintessentially a love poet, though not of quintessential love.
These poems--essentially variations on how we are ruled by our desires--make a startlingly eloquent gloss on wanton want, moving freely from the story of King David and Bathsheba to Arthur Rimbaud's diet to the tastes of Jeffrey Dahmer. As warm and intelligent as it is ribald and cunning, this new collection of Thom Gunn's is his richest yet.

Title: Boss Cupid: Poems

Author Name: Thom Gunn

Categories: PO,

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: April 2000

ISBN Number: 0374115575

ISBN Number 13: 9780374115579

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 20100507102628

Description: Book is clean and tight. Has minor shelf wear. We pu tracking on every shipment.