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The Death of Mrs. Owl

Tom Lowenstein

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ISBN: 978 0 856460 31 9
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: June 1977
220 x 140 x 6 mm
92 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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  • Tom Lowenstein’s first full-length book of poems shows his development from meditative and hermetic earlier poems, through formalism to a mode of controlled ironic wildness, in which he explores in concrete detail the fantasies that emerge from metaphor and parodic speech. Unnervingly precise comedy is only one aspect of his gift; in the narrative poems which end the book he deals excitingly with ethnology and myth.

    Tom Lowenstein, born in 1941, studied at Cambridge University. He taught English and Creative Writing at Northwestern University, worked for the Alaska State Museum and spent a year in an Alaskan Eskimo village, recording and translating its legends and histories. His other collections are Filibustering in Samsara (1987), Ancient Land: ... read more
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