The Middle Ages

The Middle Ages

Additional Formats
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143120346
  • 112 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


A new collection from a Whiting award and National Poetry Series winner.

Thomas Lux has called Roger Fanning "an American original…[whose] poems are so pure, so piercing, so simple, so distilled that reading him is like taking a drunk-with-language dive into a moonlit lake on a night you believe you will live forever!" Fanning writes surprising and evocative poems that are filled with humor and ingenuity; Mary Karr says he "tunes us in to those minuscule instants of revelation that can keep life from being a long zombie convention." This new collection of poems, Fanning’s first in more than ten years, in part chronicles a period of time when he suffered a break with reality, and continues his investigations into the drudgeries, the disappointments, and the joy of our daily lives.


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