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by James Hoggard

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Paperback, 96 pages

AVAILABLE in MARCH 2015.

Soon After Rain, is an elegant, highly energetic volume that takes its readers through a wealth of settings, times, and forms. As versatile a poet as there is, Hoggard time and again turns his attention to forms like pantoum and ghazals that heighten the reader's responses to the stories he tells in verse. In fact, one of the signal pieces in the volume shows Hoggard unearthing an old story about Odysseus' trying, through a wealth of trickery, to get out of going to the Trojan War. What the tale adds up to, however, is a deeply moving love story that seems genuinely contemporary. Running throughout this collection is, however, a powerful use of environmental collapse as both theme and metaphor.

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ISBN 9781609404284
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