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A third collection from an award-winning poet whose "gift is breathtaking" (Naomi Shihab Nye)The themes of identity, relationships, and the poet's sense of origin are at the heart of Eugene Gloria's rich and captivating new collection. The title poem weaves together Japan's sixteenth-century warlord Hideyoshi with a meditation about the poet's father's dementia; "Here on EA third collection from an award-winning poet whose "gift is breathtaking" (Naomi Shihab Nye)The themes of identity, relationships, and the poet's sense of origin are at the heart of Eugene Gloria's rich and captivating new collection. The title poem weaves together Japan's sixteenth-century warlord Hideyoshi with a meditation about the poet's father's dementia; "Here on Earth" embraces post-racial America and the speaker's own sense of displacement in the Midwest. In elegy and psalm, as well as ancient forms from Asia such as the haibun and pantoum, these elegant and passionate poems enact rage, civility, love, travel, and art as well as explore Gloria's own fears of frailty and erasure....

Title : My Favorite Warlord
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ISBN : 9780143121404
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 96 Pages
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My Favorite Warlord Reviews

  • Tai
    2019-06-19 13:04

    I liked the writing style but I couldn't relate to any of the poems making them not interesting to me. The poems were generally too long and convoluted for my personal taste.

  • Rebecca
    2019-05-26 08:19

    I'd say this is 2.5 stars for me. I liked the poet's style, but the subjects of the poem were a bit too personal for me to really connect with the subjects.

  • Claudia Taller
    2019-06-10 11:12

    My Favorite Warlord is the first complete book of poetry I’ve read in years. When I first started reading it, I wasn’t sure I’d complete it. But the more I read Eugene Gloria’s clear and somewhat unrelated images, the more I was reminded of how we’re all interrelated and that all human beings have similar issues, the more I appreciated what he had to say and how he said it. The book was fantastic. The Korean poet made me think about what’s important in life and “to hear harmonies beyond the obvious ones, finding new undertones of meaning,” as Robert Pinsky pointed out. The past and the present, like our meandering days of thinking about the past and the future and of all the meaning in each moment, are very much part of this collection. Jane Carr in the Virginia Quarterly Review, said that each poem “creates a different world in sensuous miniature, and in each, the poet negotiates between sharpest detail and broadest universality, mediating for the reader the contradiction between complex beauty and concepts elusive in their indefinable nature.”

  • James
    2019-05-31 08:17

    I just finished this collection. Generally I liked it, though some of the poems towards the end of the book were a little hard to follow.

  • Charles Ellenbogen
    2019-06-16 11:21

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