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Blue Colonial
David Roderick
$23.00 hardbound
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Blue Colonial  (hardbound)
Selected and with an Introduction by Robert Pinsky
David Roderick

American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize 2006

In Blue Colonial, his prizewinning debut, David Roderick re-imagines the past in order to explore the burdens of our historical inheritance: vanished Native American tribes, the seeds of American culture, and our physical and psychological encroachment upon the natural landscape. Whether he is writing about historical legacy or his own back yard, Roderick has arrived at a voice of distinct solitariness and precise observation. His strangely luminous book resonates with gravity, fine music, and a deep regard for being human in the world.

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APR First Book Prize 2006

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"David Roderick's poems are exquisitely made with language that is rich and precise. He convinces us that we are all pilgrims committing our acts of courage as well as our little crimes. This book is immensely rewarding."—James Tate

"Blue Colonial is a beautifully crafted collection that creates an astonishing elision between the present and seventeenth century Colonial America."—The Florida Review

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