Likewise, it appears fitting that the book closes with a prose piece, a memoir saluting the influences that inspired his poetic voice: As with the reprinting of poems from one volume to another, recurring images and repetition of settings in Fairchild's work serve to thread together individual poems, creating a sense of connection or cumulative effect. She is, in personal and worldly matters if not in issues of publishing, altogether grown-up. This veneration that fills his poetry is further demonstrated in the poem's final lines as the men "kneel" to tie their shoes and exit at the end of a workday, but also might be viewed as leaving behind them an era that no longer exists except now in Fairchild's memory and art: Throughout his poetry, readers discern not only Fairchild's respect for the craftsmanship of the workers he watched in the machine shops, but often a deep regard for the intelligence and character of the individuals as well.
The poems there seem to me more imaginatively conceived, less predictable in their approach to certain kinds of subject matter, and the language seems more adventurous.
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Duties of the Spirit. Secretly working for the authorities as an Aryan Controller, he instructs the widow she must board one of the trucks collecting Jews or he will suffer consequences: Later in the same poem, the speaker further positions himself among characteristic features of the countryside, and again emphasizes a sense of emotional identification with his surroundings: They are not so much about excitement and trial as they are about hindsight, wonder, regret, and rejoicing. Your reply will be screened Your IP address will be recorded. I cannot find the way.