Hothead

A Poem
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Author(s): Stephen Cushman
Genre: Poetry
Original Publish Date: Apr 04, 2018
Product Number: EB00799635
Released: Dec 14, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780807167847
Publisher: LSU Press
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Description

Hothead is a haibun-patterned, book-length declamation in which no topic is off limits—Buddha, Jesus, Lincoln, America, global warming, eros, mental illness, the natural world, technology, the aging body. Cushman's poetry shows us how to live in a world in which it is difficult to balance "the place where light and dark meet." With an outmoded laptop named Patience as his daily consort, the speaker navigates through themes of love, politics, and belief. "There's got to be someone," Cushman writes, "exploring the way," and the speaker of Hothead steps in to fill those shoes with intelligence, endurance, moxie, and humility.

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