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Nobodys Hell Douglas Goetsch

Nobodys Hell

Douglas Goetsch

Published January 1st 1999
ISBN : 9781882413607
74 pages
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Poetry. Goetsch collects the particulars of lives well-lived in friendly narrative poems that keep the reader not just reading, but thinking. The self is a ship in a bottle, he writes in a more pensive mode, You want to build it when youre young / but if not, no matter, the self / will be the thing in you thats sad/when the sun goes down. Ninety / percent of it youll never know / but there are worse things not to know (from Short Song) and these poems help us to know, if not everything, at least more than we knew before entering NOBODYS HELL. Douglas Goetschs first full length collection introduces to a wider readership a poet of subtle technical skill and wicked good humor. But even more important than these admirable qualities is Goetschs compassionate understanding of peoples lives. ... These poems will stay up in the head of any reader who cares about poetry, and what we do here, in our time.-Robert McDowell. Goetsch was a 1997 recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Poe