Nov 26, 2022
A Clown at Midnight: Poems
Posted by Andrew Hudgins

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  • Title: A Clown at Midnight: Poems
  • Author: Andrew Hudgins
  • ISBN: 9780544108806
  • Page: 175
  • Format: Paperback
× A Clown at Midnight: Poems Ð Andrew Hudgins, A Clown at Midnight: Poems, Andrew Hudgins, A Clown at Midnight Poems Recklessness and rigor in equal measure mark the stirring poetics of Andrew Hudgins in this fine new book Hudgins can wrestle a rhyme scheme into submission with one hand tied behind his back and can penetrate the black heart of history with a single subtly rendered detail He laughs with Democritus and weeps with Heraclitus and line by distillate line contrives a t

× A Clown at Midnight: Poems Ð Andrew Hudgins - A Clown at Midnight: Poems, A Clown at Midnight Poems Recklessness and rigor in equal measure mark the stirring poetics of Andrew Hudgins in this fine new book Hudgins can wrestle a rhyme scheme into submission with one hand tied behind his back and ca

Grady

A meditation on humor, ruminating on the consolations and terrors, delights and discomforts of laughter Critic Linda Gregerson, in commenting on this new book of poems by prize winning poet Andrew Hudgins, Recklessness and rigor, in equal measure, mark the stirring poetics of Andrew Hudgins in this fine new book Hudgins can wrestle a rhyme scheme into submission with one hand tied behind his back and can penetrate the black heart of history with a single, subtly rendered detail He laughs with De [...]


Daniel Klawitter

There is a lot to like here in Andrew Hudgin s 8th book of poetrycluding the funniest mean poem I think I ve read entitled Princess after Princess The juxtaposition of comedy and tragedy often in the same poem is a thread running throughout this collection But the author is also skillful in straight up light verse as well, for example The Wild Swans Skip CooleWe beat wings rings Wescorn Yeats Wehave mates Wewon t stay Wefly way.Most of the poems here though go well beyond surface amusement and t [...]


Lydia Ship

Like the title, these poems juxtapose comedy and tragedy, humor and darkness one necessitating the other, as Hudgins shows us when one day his younger self, lamenting the drudgery of unfulfilled potential, that s what I think of when I think of my twenties, suddenly comes upon a startling image and one day I openedan umbrella and sawinside it the largebrick house I d own,a house ownedby other owners,a wife who d beensomeone else s wife,as I had beensomeone s husband,and I was smiling a smilesmil [...]


Megan Hodgson

Love love love love Full review on my blog at booksandteaandtghtsfromme.tumb


Will

AUTUMN S AUTHORIn his dissolving mansion, autumn s authoris an exhausted autocrat, dying fasterthan the falling house is falling Rainfall, rawand raucous, claws the roof as he dodders downbroad halls, rattling knobs inalterably locked.Once all gloss, paunch, and wanton frivolity,he s now all thought, not somersault or song,and he wonders what those lost enthrallments meant.He knows they weren t false, though behind the last,unlocked knob, a chalk faced pallbearer coughs.



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