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Centres of Treatment: Selected Poems, 1992-2006

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These are big city poems, hip, and often brutally frank, yet seldom without humor, incisive wit, flashes of satire. As Irish critic Abigail McCullough says, Isaac's poems, "brim with intensity, yet every word and metaphor is handled with iron-like discipline. Lesser poets would stumble.” The title poem wickedly, and hilariously, juxtaposes the responses of two men-—a con just out of jail and a befuddled, if keenly observant, middle age professional-—to the often unproven therapies administered in addiction treatment centers.
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  • By Douglas Isaac
    Nov 19, 2009
    A natural heir to the Beats and Confessional poets, Isaac writes about experiences most of us would rather not admit or talk about--betrayal, desertion, near madness, despair and homelessness. However, the material is redeemed by a strict poetic discipline, formal play and a sardonic voice that is entirely his own. In the words of Canadian poet Gary Geddes, “These anti-poems, the title of which is a genuine cri de coeur, emit a whiff of the sulphurs of hell but, for all that, they are a breath of fresh air after the rarified atmosphere of creative writing classes and academic poetry.”
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Publisher
Outsourcecom
Published
November 10, 2011
Language
English
Pages
124
File Format
PDF
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1007.96 KB

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