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The Coast Starlight: Collected Poems 1976-2006 By Hans Ostrom,

  • Title: The Coast Starlight: Collected Poems 1976-2006
  • Author: Hans Ostrom
  • ISBN: 9781598581027
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Coast Starlight Collected Poems 1976 2006, by Hans Ostrom, is a rich collection of poetry on a broad range of subjects Some poems are set in and concern Ostrom s native region, the High Sierra of California others are set in Sweden, Russia, Italy, Spain, and Germany Emily Dickinson and Elvis Presley in Heaven, an award winning, much republished poem, was featuredThe Coast Starlight Collected Poems 1976 2006, by Hans Ostrom, is a rich collection of poetry on a broad range of subjects Some poems are set in and concern Ostrom s native region, the High Sierra of California others are set in Sweden, Russia, Italy, Spain, and Germany Emily Dickinson and Elvis Presley in Heaven, an award winning, much republished poem, was featured in the Poet s Choice column in the Washington Post as well as in the popular anthology Kiss Off Poems to Set You Free Hans Ostrom was born and grew up in a small town in California s High Sierra Ostrom attended high school and community college in the Central Valley of California before enrolling at the University of California, Davis, where he earned a B.A an M.A and a Ph.D in literature There he studied writing with the Pulitzer Prize winning poet Karl Shapiro Ostrom s poems have been appearing in journals, magazines, and anthologies for three decades, and they have won several prizes Currently professor of English at the University of Puget Sound, Ostrom has taught at Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany, and he was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer at Uppsala University in Sweden He has also worked as a journalist, an editor, and a laborer Ostrom has written, co written, edited, and co edited numerous works, including Three To Get Ready a novel , Subjects Apprehended Poems, Langston Hughes A Study of the Short Fiction, A Langston Hughes Encyclopedia, Lives and Moments An Introduction to Short Fiction, Metro Journeys in Writing Creatively written with Wendy Bishop and Katharine Haake , and the five volume Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Literature edited with J David Macey Ostrom lives in the South Puget Sound region with his wife and son Reading Hans Ostrom s poems the second time, one wants to read them a third time and This is the test of poetry, after which no other test applies It is not only the memorability of the voice in its quiet assurance but the introduction of a new experience that make the reader want to return and to see and hear again The range is geographically immense but the persona remains intact and rooted in its time and place, the poet of Scandinavian descent in the new American west At home in nature and at home among handicrafts, at home in the academy and in far flung places one has an image of a Paul Bunyan and Rilke Here is genuine American poetry at its best Karl Shapiro 1913 2000 , winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry
    The Coast Starlight Collected Poems The Coast Starlight Collected Poems by Hans Ostrom is a rich collection of poetry on a broad range of subjects Some poems are set in and concern Ostrom s native region the High Sierra of

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    1. I love the way he plays with language and sound it makes the literary geek in me giggle I also enjoy the truth and insight into himself and the world through his lens They make me want to start writing again.

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