- Nobles, Edward
Through One Tear: Poems
Persea Books, New York, 1997, Cloth, , First Edition, ISBN 0892552271 , Fine /Fine
87 pp. Author's first book. Nobles published Bluestone Walk in 2000. His poetry has appeared in Agni, Boulevard, Carolina Quarterly, Colorado Review, Denver Quarterly, Gettysburgh Review, Paris Review, Pequod, and Volt. On the jacket Paul Klee's The Idea of Firs (Der Idee der Tannen) 1917. 'Edward Nobles poetry is distinguished by its astonishing precision, its careful concentration of the eye on the object, and the tautness of the rhythms.'--Marjorie Perloff. 'Here, / I can know no thing and be / pure longing, a fish, thrashing stopped, for it is dead. Or I will be // transformed, a god of fish, / and each shall before me lie / outstretched on a golden plate, / surrounded by springs of plastic / (perfect through time) and a slice / of lemon, for its bitterness.'--from ''The God of Fish.''
from “Nuclear Winter”
We waded in blue snow through blue trees. An iridescent crow, blue, flew from a branch, and a fox lay in our tracks, oblivious to our passing. He licked his blue fur with melancholic eyes.Edward Nobles [1954– ]