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Lawrence Joseph (2) (1948–)

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About the Author

Lawrence Joseph, the grandson of Lebanese and Syrian Catholic immigrants, was born and raised in Detroit. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Cambridge University, and the University of Michigan Law School, he is the author of six books of poetry, most recently So Where Are We?, and of mostrar mais Lawyerland, a novel, and The Game Changed: Essays and Other Prose. He is the Tinnelly Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law and has taught creative writing at Princeton. He is married to the painter Nancy Van Goethem and lives in New York City. mostrar menos
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Obras por Lawrence Joseph

Associated Works

The Future Dictionary of America (2004) — Contribuidor — 630 exemplares
Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation (2017) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
After Ovid: New Metamorphoses (1994) — Contribuidor — 155 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2016 (2016) — Contribuidor — 103 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1992 (1992) — Contribuidor — 102 exemplares
Tremor Of Bliss: Contemporary Writers on the Saints (1994) — Contribuidor — 95 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 83 exemplares
Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream (2000) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

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Joseph, Lawrence
Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
Detroit, Michigan, USA



I used to live close to a neighborhood in Detroit people who are of Chaldean Christian heritage. Although there was an inwardness among the Chaldeans, there was also a sense of striving for stability which Detroit needs and Joseph's poetry shows forth. My favorite poem in the book is: "So where were we? The fiery/ avalanche headed right at us -- "
vpfluke | Apr 11, 2022 |
Deep, dark, thought provoking poetry. This is a great collection, but should be avoided if you're looking for peaceful light prose. This is a realistic poetic look at the current human political microcosm, portrayed in inter-connected poems. Illuminating albeit a bit depressing... Which describes the current earthly culture rather well.
bearlyr | Sep 5, 2017 |
I was attracted to this book because it has impressions of Detroit. And when I read it, I could put myself back in Detroit, where I lived for 18 years. These may not be meaningful to everyone, but something clicked when I read "I note in a Notebook" this: ... A figure, in the factory / behind the Jefferson Avenue Assembly marking and filing the parts of the new model prototype / Chryslers... I worked with the bus company whose garage was in the shadow of this auto plant and can imagine the scene with Lawrence Joseph.
"Woodward Avenue" is the big street in Detroit, and the poem starts off calling it "The destination, the destiny, a street,/ an avenue." For us who lived there, it was the destiny of the city, even if withered at this point.
I also resonated with some lines in "In the Shape of Fate over my Father's Birth." I worked in pulbic transport in Detroit, and can well imagine hearing "The Trumbull streetcar screeched/ on the switch. The ratttling, old yellow Pwl Cars late at night..."
9/11 is to some degree is memorialized in "Why Not Say What Happens", "this cloud ... isn't only ash and soot", it's everything including fear and memory.
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vpfluke | Dec 20, 2008 |



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