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Ancestral Radio, Poems by Edward Haworth Hoeppner
Edward Haworth Hoeppner's Ancestral Radio brings a Stevensesque quality of perception to postmodern experience. His intelligent interrogations of poetry, of the seasons, of memory, invigorate the mind and the eye.
"With stunning clarity and authenticity, Hoeppner has created a body of poems that mirrors the workings of the human mind. From a lifetime of experiences, he seizes the sensuous fragments that remain as each moment rushes away into memory. These are brave poems that confront human loss and fear, but refuse to rely on the tricks of language for solace. Yet Hoeppner makes rich use of language as he depicts his shifting world with subtle formalities and beguiling rhythms that pull us along with him like exhilarated skaters gliding across thin ice, just before it shatters."--Joan Murray
"Hoeppner has set himself the task of deciphering intricate codeworks of silence and of patience that everywhere, on all frequencies, enshrine the secrets of our lives. What is most wonderful here is that the poetry proves a secret revealed is a secret more tenderly safe in sound. This is a book that teaches me to be at home in the world."--Donald Revell
Edward Haworth Hoeppner is the author of a book of poems, Rain Through High Windows, and a critical study, Echoes and Moving Fields: Structure and Subjectivity in the Poetry of W. S. Merwin and John Ashbery. His poems have appeared in Indiana Review, The Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Willow Springs, and elsewhere. He teaches at Oakland University and lives in Rockford, Michigan, with his wife, Susan, and their three children.
ISBN 978-1933456942, 116 pages, $17.00