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NBCC Good Reads 3 [The Long Tail] John Mark Eberhart’s “Broken Time”


NBCC member Jeffrey Ann Goudie had this suggestion for the NBCC Good Reads Spring 2008 list, recommendations by NBCC members, awards winners and finalists:

In the poetry category, John Mark Eberhart’s “Broken Time,” Mid-America Press.  The second collection from Kansas City Star Books Editor Eberhart sends a love letter to music and musicians (“broken time” is a musical term, we learn, for “improvised syncopation”) and telegrams from a Midwest marked by dreams pulled up short by reality. The final poem, “The Gospel of the Dirt,” about Charles Darwin, is a layered reflection on selection, natural and unnatural.—Jeffrey Ann Goudie