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Renovation

 

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series​

 

"Throughout the course of his work, Jeffrey Thomson has been laboring to compose a poem whose thought is apprehensible through the senses, and whose passions are, to borrow his term, renovated in the troubling mind. This book is the fruit of that labor: at once worldly and intimate, interior and attuned to particulars, its poems speak with the confidence of one who has come to accept Stevens’ claim that 'the world about us would be desolate except for the world within us.'"  Sherod Santos

 

 These gentle, often elegiac poems reveal Thomson as a writer full of tenderness and nuance. I keep referring to this book as Revelation, not Renovation, and that says it all."  Jim Daniels