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A Hellsmouth for Orpheus
A Hellsmouth for Orpheus
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David Appelbaum - Author
Codhill Press
Price: $12.00 
Paperback - 127 pages
Release Date: September 2010
ISBN10: N/A
ISBN13: 978-1-930337-11-4

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Summary

To the poet’s quest for immortal vision, A Hellsmouth for Orpheus offers the longing of human desire. Raw but discreet, deliberately sensual, evoking an elusive authority, this book-length poem turns to the love of song to rescue life from annihilation by the common-place. As Appelbaum writes,

      nature is observed

      when eros

      disturbs the breath

      in heights

      with questions

      in the mirror

Purveyor of local geography and lover of mountain hikes, David Appelbaum holds a degree in philosophy. He is past editor of Parabola Magazine and currently, publisher of Codhill Press.



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Table of Contents

Bonestraw

Quartet in Two-time

Insurrection Sultana

Indecency

Opening

Deposit of Grace

Pilfery

Some Real Down

Orpheus Himself

Reign of Reason

Dora Rages


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