Ovid at Fifteen, Christopher Bursk

Ovid at Fifteen

Christopher Bursk

Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose
PubDate: 3/4/2003
ISBN: 9781930974258
Price: $14.00
Quantity Available: 55
Pages: 86

Poetry. Winner of the 2002 Green Rose Prize. Christopher Bursk's latest collection, OVID AT FIFTEEN, is not just profoundly honest; it is profoundly brave. These astonishing poems explore the space between sensuality, sexuality, and love-a landscape in which flawed human beings give birth to the flawed human beings who will one day take care of them, each generation screwing up even as it adds to the universal fund of beauty and compassion. Above all, OVID AT FIFTEEN reminds us what it means to feel the wonder of life too keenly—to "want to throw yourself/ off the cliff, plunge/ into the very heart of color."


Christopher Bursk was named winner of the 15th Annual Bright Hill Press Poetry Chapbook Competition for THE INFATUATIONS AND INFIDELITIES OF PRONOUNS. Bursk, recipient of NEA, Guggenheim, and Pew fellowships, is professor of English at Bucks Community College in Pennsylvania. He is the author of a number of collections, including Cell Count, OVID AT FIFTEEN, and The Improbable Swervings of Atoms, winner of the 2004 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. He has been recognized for his work with prisoners, the homeless, food banks, and women's shelters.

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