This is the first book of poetry by John Coster. In a review of his work as a songwriter, The Boston Globe called Coster an artist "of unusual eloquence and sensitivity who could become a national figure." These poems are often narrative like folk songs but they are always analytical. Coster describes moments of personal revelation in the broader context of historical change. He takes on the traditional challenge of expressing matters of mortal consequence in language that is musical, but he is often ironic and never bound to rigid forms. Coster's work affirms the obligation of poets to entertain an audience and honor poetry's origins in the ancient art of storytelling.
Item Weight : 6.6 ounces Softcover/Paperback : 100 pages ISBN-13 : 979-8559468662 Dimensions : 7 x 0.23 x 10 inches Publisher : Independently published (November 27, 2020) Language: : English