The Metaphysician’s Daughter by Richard K. Ostrander
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In The Metaphysician’s Daughter, Richard K. Ostrander’s poems combine a recollection of an uncomfortable past with a large dose of Americana, strip malls and dry wit. His speakers yearn for freedom as they navigate their wounds and losses, synthesizing Southern culture with TV and technology (“They say radio waves never die, just ripple / Out into space, their signal growing inaudible / As this flight of leaves
in currents of air”) that tantalizes, yet also isolates. After reading this collection, you’ll hear and nod to the music of the ordinary and transcendental.
—Alice Osborn, author of Heroes without Capes
"These poems are intriguing , packed with surprising situations, encounters and characters. The poet often captures moments that hit the jackpot such as with "Beauty of the Beast." This is poetry that not only needs to be read more than once, but read out loud and then discussed and pondered."
—Sara Claytor, author of Waiting on Unknown Roads
"They say radio waves never die, just ripple / Out into space, their signal growing inaudible / As this flight of leaves in currents of air" writes Richard K. Ostrander in his marvelous new collection, The Metaphysician's Daughter. The ear and eye at play and work in this work stun. If you love Niedecker (and who doesn't?) and Bunting and Williams (both Jonathan and William Carlos), this book will grab and gladden you. Ostrander's multi-layered, punchy poems declare and declaim our various conditions in a voice infused with energy, subtle sorrow, and wry wit.
—Aaron Anstett, author of Moreover
Richard K. Ostrander is the author of The Epic of Hell Freeze, from BlazeVOX Books. He has been published numerous times in print and on line. He currently resides within the Carolinas. Richard is active within his community, volunteering from time to time in the local school systems to lecture its students on poetry and literature.
· Paperback: 58 pages
· Binding: Perfect-Bound
· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books]
· ISBN: 978-1-60964-258-7