Background Noise - Christopher Smith

Background Noise

By Christopher Smith

  • Release Date: 2013-01-25
  • Genre: Poésie

Description

“This manuscript contains thirty-one poems that were completed during my tenure in the Master of Fine Arts Program from July 1993 through July 1995. The organization of the poems in this manuscript supports a loosely implied narrative that contemplates coming of age on the fringe of a lost generation. The poems arc from explorations of youthful folly to adulthood before plunging into issues of relationship
and self-identity.” ~ Christopher Smith

“... Suffice it to say that Chris is the genuine article, an innately talented writer who has more than the necessary self-discipline and seriousness of mind to succeed where literally thousands of others have not. ” ~ Jack Myers

“I was consistently impressed by his intelligent and inquisitive nature. I was also very impressed by his willing experimentation with a variety of rhetorical strategies -- sestinas, free verse lyrics, and larger fractured narratives. His poems, which are based as much on invention as on personal experience, are confident, fluid, and increasingly original.” ~ Mark Cox