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Kisses Steve Orlen

Kisses

Steve Orlen

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ISBN : 9781881163206
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In this, his fourth and finest book-length collection of poems, Steve Orlen examines, with fearless directness, the relation of the inner and outer territories that define our lives. Expansive meditations grow from moments of profound intimacy: aMoreIn this, his fourth and finest book-length collection of poems, Steve Orlen examines, with fearless directness, the relation of the inner and outer territories that define our lives. Expansive meditations grow from moments of profound intimacy: a married couple in their ritual dance of seduction- a teenage Jew kneeling for confession so that he might not feel so alone- a father startled by his young sons adult-size erection. Orlen performs a kind of paradox, marrying a faith in the irreducible wisdom of story, as argued in the remarkable opening poem, to a passionate need for reflection and plain understanding. The resulting poems are among the most probing and urgent and genuine and memorable in contemporary poetry.