Cebula's poetry is a visual and auditory convocation of images, a celebration of sight and sound both beautiful and tragic at once. From 'interstate to pasture,' an adventure awaits you in Some Exits.
Here's what people are saying about Some Exits:
"Some Exits takes the reader on a poetic road trip, a journey whose rhythms shift dynamically between movement and focus. The short, tightly made poems of this sequence speed the reader through an environment that is at once natural and unnatural, gorgeous and degraded. Cebula gives us a new Eden, but one that is riddled with such presences as Wal-Mart and Woody Woodpecker. Traveling the necessary byways of poetic thought, Some Exits functions as a Baedeker that leads us through the fragile terrain of contemporary life."
- Elizabeth Robinson, author of The Orphan & Its Relations and Apprehend
"Travis Cebula's poems are often as exquisitely spare as the landscapes they contain. More than an exit, these pieces are entrances. The poems follow a trajectory from a dirtied Eden to anywhere that is also a poignant and particular somewhere. His verse is a form of mimicry of the variegated contour where terrain and capitalism collide; these are small elegies to the land that preceded us and will remain, however wasted, after our exit."
- Sara Nolan, The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
"Travis Cebula has put together an amazing and cohesive book, which is at once simple and emotionally resonant. The images and perspectives he uses are very clear and direct. They both explore the terrain of tension between man and land, between subjective and objective, between fragility and determinacy."
- Jenny Henry, The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
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Paperback: 41 pages / Poetry
Published: April 30, 2009
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