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Beasts of the Hill
Mark Neely

FIELD Poetry Series

Oberlin College Press
2012 • 71 pp. 7 3/4 X 8 1/4”
Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-932440-44-0

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Reviews / Endorsements

“Like the seventeenth-century Dutch painters who divided the space of their framed canvases into repeated geometries of rectangles and squares and light, Mark Neely writes poems that play four-square with poetry—and with the heart. And like those Dutch interiors, his poems are at once intimate and timeless.”—Angie Estes

"Mark Neely works in small spaces where the slightest moves have seismic consequences. The acoustics are sensational, and the modest and laconic gestures of the poems are also vehicles for the flights and fugues of a 'glorious attack.' Neely has the chops and the voice to sing the blues."—Bruce Smith

From the Book:

Lovers’ Meal

The head
rolled across the dirt
like a cappeed off a beer.

Its blood flowed
down the crevices of
our chopping stump.

That is how canyons
are made,
I though,
as you held

the flapping
body away from
your yellow dress.

MARK NEELY teaches at Ball State University, edits a literary magazine, The Broken Plate, and lives in Muncie with his wife, writer Jill Christman, and their two children.

Sun, 12 Aug 2018 13:33:10 -0500