Taken Somehow By Surprise by David Clewell

University of Wisconsin Press

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David Clewell’s spirited poems cut through the noise we too often accommodate in our daily lives. Breath by surprising breath, this poet takes us into chambers of the heart that have never been mapped quite this way before. By turns raucous and strangely soothing, narrative and lyrical, Clewell traffics in unlikely and compelling details of our mostly discernible world: a school custodian’s role in the burgeoning Space Race, the vastness of abandoned missile silos, the first lawn flamingos, and the living fossil still using a typewriter.

About the Author

David Clewell is author of seven previous collections of poetry, including The Low End of Higher Things and Now We're Getting Somewhere, 1994 winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. He is Poet Laureate of Missouri as well as professor and director of creative writing in the English department of Webster University in St. Louis.

Product Specifications

Published by University of Wisconsin Press, 2011. Paperback, 131 pages.