Scorpio Rising : Selected Poems

Title

Scorpio Rising : Selected Poems

Department

English

Document Type

Book

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Description

Culled from six previous collections, Scorpio Rising: Selected Poems, is the culmination of a thirty-five-year career. Katrovas's early poems reflect a harrowing childhood on the highways of America as his parents fled the FBI. They also probe the gas-lit backstreets of New Orleans's French Quarter where "the protean human heart/is nature's crime against us." Witness to Prague's Velvet Revolution while on a Fulbright Fellowship, Katrovas in his later poems meditates upon his own American identity as he raises bi-cultural, bilingual daughters. Katrovas's formal verse has an edge we do not usually associate with traditionally formal poetry. Understanding that all gendered identity is a construction, Katrovas explores, as few lyric poets have, the linguistic and emotional contours of "masculinity."

ISBN

9780887485343

Publication Date

2011

Publisher

Carnegie Mellon University Press

City

Pittsburgh

Keywords

poetry

Disciplines

Poetry

Scorpio Rising : Selected Poems

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