These Extremes: Poems and Prose

Title

These Extremes: Poems and Prose

Authors

Richard Bausch

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

In his first collection of poetry and prose, award-winning fiction writer Richard Bausch proves that he is also an accomplished poet. Penned over a span of many years, the poems in These Extremes deal with a wide variety of subjects. Many focus on Bausch's own family and relationships. In one long, touching poem, "Barbara (1943-1974)," the poet memorializes his oldest sister, who died young. He also offers two prose memory pieces, recollections from his childhood and adolescence. In these brief "essays," Bausch draws loving but unsentimental portraits of his father, mother, and other relatives.

Publication Date

2009

Publisher

Louisiana State University Press

City

Baton Rouge

State

LA

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | History