ROTC Kills

  • Title: ROTC Kills
  • Author: John Koethe
  • ISBN: 9780062136022
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • ROTC Kills From award winning poet John Koethe a rich and resonant new collection that moves easily between autobiographical anecdote and philosophical reflection
    From award winning poet John Koethe, a rich and resonant new collection that moves easily between autobiographical anecdote and philosophical reflection.

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    About John Koethe


    1. John Koethe is an American poet, essayist and professor of philosophy at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee Koethe is originally from San Diego, California He was educated at Princeton University and Harvard University.Koethe s published work includes Blue Vents Audit Poetry, 1969 , Domes Columbia University Press, 1973 , The Late Wisconsin Spring Princeton University Press, 1984 , The Continuity of Wittgenstein s Thought Cornell University Press, 1996 , Falling Water HarperPerennial, 1997 , The Constructor, HarperFlamingo, 1999 , Poetry at One Remove University of Michigan Press, 2000 and North Point North New and Selected Poems HarperCollins, 2002 His most recent books include Scepticism, Knowledge, and Forms of Reasoning Cornell University Press, 2005 , Sally s Hair HarperCollins, 2006 , Ninety fifth Street Harper Parennial, 2009 and ROTC Kills Harper Perennial, 2012.Koethe has also contributed poetry and essays to publications including Poetry, Paris Review, Quarterly Review of Literature, Parnassus, and Art News.His work has been included in anthologies of poetry, including The Best American Poetry 2003.Additionally, he was selected to contribute his views on contemporary poetry for the book Ecstatic Occasions, Expedient Forms, which billed him as one of 85 leading contemporary poets.


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    1. This is a great collection if you like philosophy intersecting with poetry. It talks of time and timelessness, also the future and what it means personally. What did the past mean and are we the same now as we were in the past? We change, but what changes about us and how we think and how we think about thinking. Some of the poems are sad and I liked that mix. Many were more akin to stories than poems, so prose poems.

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    2. Read this in the cool morning air before your coffee has startled your nerves into being, and trust me: Koethe knows what he's doing. Elegance, soft wit, and a quiet sense of philosophical depth – there's a lot here to love.

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    3. I never read poetry outside of class when I was in school because English class made it feel like work so I'm just now discovering it. This collection was fantastic - the poems and essays stood alone as discrete entities but the whole book was more than the sum of its parts.

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    4. This is the where the philosopher and the poet overlap terrain. Koethe (I want to pronounce his name alternately either like 'Goethe' or like 'Keith') has taught university philosophy courses, and that mental discipline shows itself. Some of the pieces in this do not look like, nor do they read like, poetry. They don’t shock with ‘surreality’, either, as prose poems aim to do.The ones that don’t read as we might expect them to, read relaxed. Their writing doesn’t seem tailored in the w [...]

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