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Brian Henry

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2002 • 72 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-357-8

"The diverse voices, monolithic images, and indefinable moods of Astronaut's sometimes maddeningly elusive beauty repay a long, lingering look. Henry is a unique new voice, subtle, original, affecting . . ."—Oxford Poetry (UK)

The debut collection of poems by Brian Henry.

Astronaut first appeared in England, where it was shortlisted for the Forward Prize, and then in Slovenia in translation.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"Brian Henry's debut . . . perfects 'the art of voyage. . . .' Henry's wildly comprehensive lexicon and stylistic bag of tricks take us traveling through traditional and experimental poetic worlds. His many-minded perspectives spin haptic and heady, formally restless poems 'the way . . . only a diviner can navigate.' Few poems today induce aesthetic delirium and delight like Henry's best. His 'electric blasts' and 'elastic collision[s]' of words are as exuberantly confident as Whitman's."—Christine Hume, American Letters & Commentary

"Brian Henry's first collection of poems, Astronaut, is a marvelous bustle of energy, distinct ideas and images clanging together in a celebration of the multifariousness of humanity thriving in its myriad guises. These poems are fun, skilled, intelligent and often beautiful. If you're interested in the new generation of American poets, this is a good place to start."—James Tate

BRIAN HENRY lives in Athens and teaches at the University of Georgia. He is co-editor of Verse and Senior Editor of Verse Press, and he reviews poetry for the TLS, Kenyone Review, Boston Review, and other publications.

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