Vellum (Paperback) - Donovan, Matt

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Vellum, the exquisite debut collection from Matt Donovan, meditates on beauty, art, and the violence that is sometimes inherent in both.
Here, he juxtaposes religious iconography with stories from history, biography, and personal narrative. In the poignant "Saint Catherine in an O," a knife bears unlikely duality--an object stirring with danger and grace.
"A man plays slide guitar / with his pocketknife, accompanying the words of his songs--/ one about light, the Lord moving on water . . . / how blood, he knows, will make him whole." In other poems, he reflects upon master artists, who captured similar themes in their art though in different mediums. Brimming with poems that are quietly powerful, Vellum marks the arrival of a commanding new voice.

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Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Mfg Part# 9780618822126
SKU 203515664
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0618822127
Release Date 4/10/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 8.75H x 6L x 0.25T
Praise
"Paradoxes in richly textured language...The book suggests that American poetry remains vigorous in its ability to resist any particular vision of its future."
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Editors Note Vellum, the exquisite debut collection from Matt Donovan, meditates|on beauty, art, and the violence that is sometimes inherent in both.|Here, he juxtaposes religious iconography with stories from history, biography, and personal narrative. In the poignant "Saint Catherine in an O,"|a knife bears unlikely duality—an object stirring with danger and grace.|"A man plays slide guitar / with his pocketknife, accompanying the words|of his songs—/ one about light, the Lord moving on water . . . / how|blood, he knows, will make him whole." In other poems, he reflects upon|master artists, who captured similar themes in their art though in different|mediums. Brimming with poems that are quietly powerful, Vellum marks|the arrival of a commanding new voice.
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0067
Publisher Mariner Books
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