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Published by Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend, Wash .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

StatementDavid Bottoms.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3552.O819 W35 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 61 p. ;
Number of Pages61
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3292299M
ISBN 101556592159
LC Control Number2004010107

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Editorial Reviews. Bottoms (Waltzing Through the Endtime) fits comfortably into the grand Southern literary tradition, with a delightful facility for language and a keen awareness of place, even as he tips and turns both to his own advantage: "Bump and jostle, the road falling fast into rut, ditch, washout,/ pines cuffing the windows, and me in the cab/ a constant bounce between my old man and. David Bottoms' Waltzing through the Endtime click book. Allatoona Storm for Edward Hirsch The sun had crossed the wide lake. Thunderstorms every afternoon for a week, and now black clouds mobbing again over the distant marina where one jinxed bass boat jerked at its rope. In the book in my lap a pyramid was being stacked, stone by stone, in a desert. Memory and music intertwine in Waltzing through the Endtime, a book destined to insure Bottoms' rank among the maverick poets of all time. Throughout the book, Bottoms achieves the swaying arc of the waltz, matching its sweeping rhythm with the mastery of his lines, lines as all-encompassing of the human spirit as Whitman's. The centerpiece and longest poem, taking up an entire middle section of the three in David Bottoms’ Waltzing through the Endtime, focuses on an incident the poet remembers happening “one night in ’” In “Homage to Buck Cline,” a seven-page eleven-part piece of personal recollection from four decades ago, Bottoms elaborates upon a fairly ordinary occurrence in order to provide source material .

Though it still utilizes Southern themes and locales, Waltzing through the Endtime () marks a slight shift in Bottoms’s style. Concerned with apocalyptic “endtime” prophecies, and delving deeper into autobiography, the poems circle and fracture around central narratives and images. He is the author of eight other books of poetry, In a U-Haul North of Damascus, Under the Vulture-Tree, Armored Hearts: Selected and New Poems, Vagrant Grace, Oglethorpe's Dream, Waltzing Through the Endtime, and We Almost Disappear as well as two novels, Any Cold Jordan and Easter Weekend.   His poetry book are: Waltzing Through the Endtime, (Copper Canyon Press, ) Oglethorpe’s Dream Vagrant Grace, (Copper Canyon Press, ) Armored Hearts: Selected and New Poems, (Copper Canyon Press, ) Under the Vulture-Tree () In a U-Haul North of Damascus () Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump () Jamming with the Band. Waltzing through the Endtime 16 copies. Vagrant Grace 16 copies. In a u-haul north of Damascus 13 copies. Under the Vulture-Tree (Author) 13 copies. The Onion's Dark Core: A Little Book of Poetry Talk 1 copy. Five Points: a Journal of Literature and Art (Vol. 6, No. 1). 1 copy. organize | filter.