With the skill of a physician, David Rivard takes a meat cleaver to the poems of his book Bewitched Playground. Carefully honed edges and cut surgical steel steals the dear works and reveals a cutlet for a meal.
With the skill of a physician, David Rivard takes a meat cleaver to the poems of his book Bewitched Playground. The title poem conceals a love of the flowers of Baudelaire, "a spider in her hair," and a river, Mississippi or Seine. Rivard's best poem of the collection might be "Not Guilty. Concluding with the image of an apple cleaved by a meat cleaver, Rivard cleaves the poem's conclusion. Excellent! "January 30, 1994" is short yet memorable.
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David Rivard (born 1953 in Fall River, Massachusetts) is an American poet. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. Fellowship from the Massachusetts Arts Foundation. YouTube Encyclopedic.
Bewitched playground. 1 2 3 4 5. Want to Read. Each could picture probably with great care his brother drawing the corded string of a watered silk bag and mumbling to Basho above the keepsake pay your respects to mother's white hair now your eyebrows look a little white too but all have turned instead to watch this child a girl my daughter Simone an astute migrant skimming the stream of days.
David Rivard (born 1953) is an American poet. Rivard was born in Fall River, Massachusetts. at the University of Massachusetts in 1975, and an . at the University of Arizona in 1982.
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A kind of "public dreaming" takes place via the music of these poems--a music as likely to visit the long-dead ghosts of the Kwakiutl tribe as Gianni Versace, and as interested in the baby seat of a car as it is in a boxing ring. Building on the critical success of David Rivard's two earlier, award-winning books, Bewitched Playground widens both his emotional aperture and formal range. Rivard calls it "my book of domestic voodoo"--not a book about having a child, but written out of a life touched by a new intimacy, and tuned-in to an unwilled strangeness, a fluctuating gravity.
Here, the unconscious forces of the imagination intersect with the everyday, in a crossroads at the bewitched playground. These stylistically innovative poems are full of the rediscovery that the world teems with "otherness," with freshness and surprise.