Forge (Paperback)

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Forge (Paperback)


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Contemporary Ohio, New York, and Eastern Europe form the backdrop for the beauty and pathos unleashed in these poems. Using the vernacular of his Rust Belt heritage, Mathys builds upon memory and myth in a passionate exploration of culture, faith, sexuality, and artistic creation. Reaffirming poetry's place in shaping the perceptions of our world, these tensile, incantatory poems find lyric grace in shaping a poetics amidst the fragmentation of society.

Originally from Wooster, Ohio, and a graduate of Carleton College in Minnesota, Ted Mathys has taught English in Hong Kong and worked for the US State Department in Berlin. A 2005 National Endowment for the Arts literary fellow, Mathys now lives and works in New York City.

Ted Mathys is the author Forge and the recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the New York Foundation for the Arts. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, BOMB, Verse, and elsewhere. An Ohio native, Mathys has lived and worked in Berlin, Hong Kong, and New York and currently studies law and diplomacy at Tufts University.
Product Details ISBN: 9781566891783
ISBN-10: 1566891787
Publisher: Coffee House Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2005
Pages: 108
Language: English