RHYTHM ROAD: Poems to Move To by Lillian--Ed. Morrison

RHYTHM ROAD: Poems to Move To

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In an anthology of mostly contemporary poetry, Morrison expands the themes presented in her own Sidewalk Racer and Other Poems of Sports and Motion (1977). The selections, from almost 70 poets, are grouped by topic--poems to dance to, movement in sports, work, music, water, and animals, and finally ""Motion of the Mind."" Though some of the verse has a heavy beat, the rhythms generally flow. The idiom is modern, the images clear rather than abstract, and Morrison has resisted the temptation to load the collection with concrete poetry; she explains her purpose in a brief introduction. Most of the topics have been treated in shorter collections; this is a serviceable melding.

Pub Date: April 20th, 1988
Page count: 176pp
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard