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An Almost Pure Empty Walking

Authors: Tolides, Tryfon
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: POE003000, POE023040, POE005030
ISBN: 9781440627064, Related ISBNs: 0143037099, 1440627061, 9780143037095, 9781440627064
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 80,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: In his debut collection, chosen by Mary Karr as a winner of the 2005 National Poetry Series, Tryfon Tolides weaves together poems that speak of desire, loss, and small joys. Tolides was born in a tiny village in Greece and his work is rooted in the mountains and wind and the deep interior of that place; his poems express a longing and a searching for peace, for home, for beauty, for escape. These poems constitute a lament, whether they concern themselves with the difficulties of assimilation or the question of whether it is possible for people to live with one another in a spirit of true understanding. They prove that the physical and the metaphysical can share residence, can even be one and the same.
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