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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
Primavera By Thomas DeFreitas
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PRIMAVERA is the fifth collection of verse by Thomas DeFreitas, the first since the publication of Under All Silences, his "collected" poems. Throughout the pages of PRIMAVERA, we see... More > DeFreitas's 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
Hubbub and Fiddle By Thomas DeFreitas
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HUBBUB AND FIDDLE contains eight sonnets, fifteen ghazals, four villanelles, and two sestinas. Among them, you will find poems in praise of nature, God, Boston and its quieter suburbs, '80s music,... More > good books, cool weather, conviviality, and many other things--there are poems both serious and comic, with a bias toward the lighthearted. HUBBUB AND FIDDLE takes its title from the beautiful poem "Prologue" by Dylan Thomas.< 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