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Hubbub and Fiddle By Thomas DeFreitas
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HUBBUB AND FIDDLE contains eight sonnets, 13 ghazals, four villanelles, and two sestinas. Among them, you will find poems in praise of nature, God, Boston and its quieter suburbs, good books, cool... More > weather, conviviality, and many other things--there are poems both serious and comic, with a definite bias toward the lighthearted! HUBBUB AND FIDDLE takes its title from the beautiful poem "Prologue" by Dylan Thomas.< Less
Primavera By Thomas DeFreitas
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PRIMAVERA is the fifth book of verse by Thomas DeFreitas, the first since the publication of UNDER ALL SILENCES, his collected poems up to 2013. Throughout the pages of PRIMAVERA, we see DeFreitas's... More > special brand of exuberance: his rapturous greetings to each new season, his novel depictions of the contemporary scene, and his loving chronicles of life in Massachusetts. There are elegies. There are satires. There are even a few poems in praise of coffee!< Less
The Crystal Tambourine By Thomas DeFreitas
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THE CRYSTAL TAMBOURINE covers a period of twenty-seven years, and displays a variety of forms and styles. In this selection, Thomas DeFreitas pays tribute to many influential poetic ancestors:... More > Dante, Campion, Herbert, Tennyson, Dickinson, Mallarmé, Stevens, Cummings, Merton, Ashbery, Heaney. We see in these poems a range of human moods: from the sober to the exuberant, from the meditative to the celebratory, from the irreverent to the awestruck.< Less
Under All Silences By Thomas DeFreitas
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UNDER ALL SILENCES contains 87 of the poems found in Thomas DeFreitas's previous three books (Hubbub and Fiddle, The Crystal Tambourine, The Stopped Clock). This collection shows a young poet's... More > experimentalism and a maturing poet's versatility within formal constraints. UNDER ALL SILENCES takes its title from a love sonnet by Edward Estlin Cummings.< Less
13 Prose Poems By Thomas DeFreitas
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There is much in this collection that will mystify and enchant, that will delight and disconcert. Thomas DeFreitas uses the prose-poem as a vehicle for his most audacious verbal adventures and his... More > most startling lyric experimentation. These prose-poems range from the condensed cryptic utterance to the extended meditation, from the comparatively lucid to the relentlessly complex.< Less
The Stopped Clock By Thomas DeFreitas
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The poems in THE STOPPED CLOCK were written between 2008 and 2013. Among them can be found sonnets (the title poem) and villanelles, a rondeau and a ballade, several ghazals and a few poems in free... More > verse -- ranging in mood from the serious to the lighthearted. It is the author's hope that among these poems, there will be found something to delight even the most exacting of readers.< Less