Plato's Breath

by Randall R. Freisinger

foreword by Herbert Leibowitz


Volume 1 of the May Swenson Poetry Award Series, 1997 


Freisinger's poetry collection is inhabited by bright, tangible images and thoughtful, intricate meditations. Pumpkins, poultry houses, sperm tests, a vacuum cleaner salesman, a father's damaged brain, an anatomist's tools, a baby falling from a fourth-story window—all of these come to the page distinct and palpable. At the same time, the work finds a central inspiration in theoretical work like Jeremy Rifkin's social criticism. Poetry of both the mind and the heart, Plato's Breath embraces the power of imagination to transform the ordinary into an extraordinary affirmation of life.

 

Randall R. Freisinger's poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines and have been nominated four times for a Pushcart Prize. His four books of poems include Running Patterns, Hand Shadows, Plato’s Breath, and Nostalgia's Thread. Freisinger taught writing and literature at Michigan Technological University for thirty-two years, where he was recognized with a Distinguished Teaching Award. 

Imprint: Utah State University Press

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  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-87421-236-5
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  • Publication Year: 1997
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