THE SPIRIT LEVEL POEMS BY DAVID BARBER

THE SPIRIT LEVEL
THE SPIRIT LEVEL
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The Spirit Level is the first collection by an exciting new voice in American poetry. David Barber opens his volume with epigraphs from Wallace Stevens and Elizabeth Bishop, then demonstrates both his gratitude to these masters and also his independence from them. Representing the world as a place of feverish energies, Barber creates a virtuoso tension between sometimes playful, sometimes flamboyant, diction and seriousness of his concerns. Balance and grace, but also wit and verbal energy, and a deft hand at shaping the poem, make Barber's first book a superb debut.