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Human Nature Toby Olson

Human Nature

Toby Olson

Published April 1st 2000
ISBN : 9780811214407
Paperback
88 pages
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Human Nature is the poet and novelist Toby Olsons first book of new poetry since We Are the Fire (New Directions, 1984). The intervening years saw five of his novels published to strong critical acclaim.But, says Olson,one day I woke from fictionMoreHuman Nature is the poet and novelist Toby Olsons first book of new poetry since We Are the Fire (New Directions, 1984). The intervening years saw five of his novels published to strong critical acclaim.But, says Olson,one day I woke from fiction to discover Id not written a poem in close to ten years. How to return to poetry after being away from it so long? Certainly not in repetition of things done before. In Human Nature, Olson joins the novelists art to the poets reflections of friends and events and times gone by. When memory fades, replaced by story, the reader of these remarkable narrative meditations begins to realize the ways in which poetry might disclose different truths, born of the reinvention of experience. In Human Nature, says Olson, even the most autobiographical poems let fiction in.