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Dragging the Lake
Dragging the Lake
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"Photographers once risked their hands and eyes, igniting vials of magnesium powder, so powerful is the love of the image," says the title poem of Robert’s new collection, Dragging the Lake, whose images range from the northern lights to St. Bridget turning bathwater into beer. "Did you know some people claim to have heard the aurora?" one poem asks. The muses of music and image wrestle in these poems, but from the songs of Elvis Costello to the operas of Leoš Janácek, music seems to prevail, even against "the glorious, trillion-spined black lava slicing through your flip-flops" and "night jasmine kicking the door ajar."  
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"Photographers once risked their hands and eyes, igniting vials of magnesium powder, so powerful is the love of the image," says the title poem of Robert’s new collection, Dragging the Lake, whose images range from the northern lights to St. Bridget turning bathwater into beer. "Did you know some people claim to have heard the aurora?" one poem asks. The muses of music and image wrestle in these poems, but from the songs of Elvis Costello to the operas of Leoš Janácek, music seems to prevail, even against "the glorious, trillion-spined black lava slicing through your flip-flops" and "night jasmine kicking the door ajar."

 

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About Robert

Robert is the author of two collections of poetry: Dragging the Lake (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2006)and...

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Published Reviews

Jan.10.2008

“Dragging the Lake” is Thomas’ second volume of poetry, building on the strengths of the first, “Door to Door.” The latter demonstrated his verbal and psychological knack for expressing the sentiments of...

Jan.10.2008

“These poems take bold risks, but the connections almost never feel forced; the sheer extravagance of the language, and the metamorphosing consciousness that underlies it, are carefully and precisely...