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Thousands Flee California Wildflowers

Thousands Flee California Wildflowers

Scot Siegel

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California, with its huge economy and ethos of tolerance and environmentalism, has long been considered a bellwether for American popular culture, high technology, and politics. ""As California goes, so goes the country,"" they say. It is also true that California is less a place than it is a state of mind. Is it possible for one to live in California without actually setting foot there?

Part-Elegy / Part-Song / Part-Travelogue, Scot Siegel's latest book uses California as a springboard for considering ""the age we live in."" Humorous, wise, and at times melancholy, the poems in Thousands Flee California Wildflowers are at once local and universal in their appeal. ""These are deeply satisfying poems that bring you closer to knowing the lived-in world, the actual world, and the known world in a way only a poet can render.

All along the poems come forward in a soulful, endearing, and generous fashion. Here is a poet who knows that the feelings that matter in life need a language that matters -- a language of clarity, vividness, and tenderness.""- David Biespiel, The Book of Men and Women ""Reads like a coming-of-age road trip interspersed with adult wisdom. Despite looking back to a world full of potential, the introspective poems are deeply nestled between the future and a present beset with natural calamities, wars, even prospects of aging."" --Arlene Ang, The Pedestal Magazine

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Author Scot Siegel
Publisher Salmon Poetry
Publication date 6 Sep 2012
Format Paperback
ISBN/EAN 9781907056949

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