At Dock's End: Poems of Lake Nebagamon, Volume Two

At Dock's End: Poems of Lake Nebagamon, Volume Two

by Louis Daniel Brodsky

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Perhaps the only thing as dear to Louis Daniel Brodsky as the beauty of the written word are his memories and experiences on the shores of Wisconsin's Lake Nebagamon, which the poet describes as "glory's hinterlands." The combination of his two passions is a wonderful example of the poetry of place--the kind of soul-forming and life-affirming locale that we all have somewhere in our lives. What the open road was to Whitman, the North Woods are to Brodsky.

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ISBN-13: 9781568091617
Publisher: Time Being Books
Publication date: 05/07/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 152
File size: 2 MB

About the Author


Louis Daniel Brodsky is the author of seventy volumes of poetry (five of which have been published in French by Éditions Gallimard) and twenty-four volumes of prose, including nine books of scholarship on William Faulkner and eight books of short fictions. His poems and essays have appeared in Harper's, Faulkner Journal, Southern Review, Texas Quarterly, National Forum, American Scholar, Studies in Bibliography, Kansas Quarterly, Forum, Cimarron Review, and Literary Review, as well as in Ariel, Acumen, Orbis, New Welsh Review, Dalhousie Review, and other journals. His work has also been printed in five editions of the Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry.

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Thadious M. Davis

At the end of the first decade of the twenty-first century, when technology and postmodern crises loom large, Louis Daniel Brodsky pauses to listen to silences, to look at horizons, and to speak to senses. In clear and comforting sounds, he forces us to remember not tranquillity but the multitudes of life, the vicissitudes that assault us and from which poetry, as a practice of space, rescues us. This is nature poetry for our age and a seer's clairvoyant vision, from Lake Nebagamon, which, in calming our everyday lives, amidst this century's tumultuous fractures, reminds us of Walden Pond and Thoreau's best contemplations. --(Thadious M. Davis, author of Games of Property: Law, Race, Gender, and Faulkner's Go Down, Moses and Nella Larsen, Novelist of the Harlem Renaissance: A Woman's Life Unveiled)

George Bornstein

Like Wordsworth, Whitman, and Frost, Brodsky evolves complex meditations on the relation of individual mind to nature, memory, and its own perceptions. Yet he is always himself. As he writes, in one of the most striking poems, "It's all about getting back to the things of this world." Brodsky delivers that, and more. --(George Bornstein, Professor Emeritus of English, University of Michigan, and author of many scholarly books, including The Colors of Zion: Blacks, Jews, and Irish from 1845 to 1945)

Nardie and Sally Stein

Louis Daniel Brodsky's poetry is an antidote to our plugged-in society. Once exposed, as a child, to the beauty and solitude of the North Woods, Brodsky was a goner. He's returned often, as an adult, spending weeks, in solitude, in a cabin at the shore of his beloved lake — and his poems shine with the glory of it all. --(Nardie and Sally Stein, former directors of Camp Nebagamon for Boys)

Yakov Azriel

Louis Daniel Brodsky's new collection of poems, At Dock's End: Poems of Lake Nebagamon, Volume Two, is a poetic journal of one man's sojournings in the woodlands of Lake Nebagamon, in northern Wisconsin. Brodsky shows us, amidst the stress and noise of modern urban society, that man needs to return to the solitude of nature, in order to restore his soul. Like Thoreau at Walden Pond and Wordsworth in northwestern England's Lake District, Brodsky finds, in the beauty of a lake and its surroundings (in this case, Lake Nebagamon), the healing grace and tranquillity of nature. "Everyone should have a lake in the valley of his soul," Brodsky teaches us, and for those of us not fortunate enough to have experienced such a sojourn, these poems make such a lake come alive. Through reading this book, each one of us can immerse himself both in Lake Nebagamon and in the lake of the imagination and be assured that "what once was, and is, must unendingly be." This book of poems is highly recommended. --(Yakov Azriel, author of Threads from a Coat of Many Colors: Poems on Genesis and In the Shadow of a Burning Bush: Poems on Exodus)

Sam Cook

Louis Brodsky has tapped into the heartwood of the North Country and shares, with us, the treasure he has found. He is a lucky man. He has a place in the woods up north. Now, thanks to the gift of his verse, the rest of us do, too. --(Sam Cook, outdoors writer, Duluth News Tribune, and author of Up North, Friendship Fires, Quiet Magic, and Camp Sights)

Brad Herzog

erhaps the only thing as dear to Louis Daniel Brodsky as the beauty of the written word are his memories and experiences on the shores of Wisconsin's Lake Nebagamon, which the poet describes as "glory's hinterlands." The combination of his two passions is a wonderful example of the poetry of place — the kind of soul-forming and life-affirming locale that we all have somewhere in our lives. What the open road was to Whitman, the North Woods are to Brodsky. --(Brad Herzog, author of Turn Left at the Trojan Horse)

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