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By Jonathan Bennett

“As complete as Jonathan Bennett is at utilizing language, he’s by no means fussy or invaluable approximately it. together with his exacting, modern voice, half vibrant reporter, half reluctant witness, his traces achieve their influence by means of serving event within the most crucial means attainable, through clear-eyed recognition and vibrant diction. the result's an immediacy usually missing in different poetry. Civil and Civic’s nimble narratives will crackle on your ear.” – David O’Meara, writer of Noble fuel, Penny BlackThe poems of Jonathan Bennett’s moment assortment, Civil and Civic, explore for current meanings of civility and civic mindedness, look for barriers among inner most and public geographical regions, and query the sprawling and sometimes unwanted side effects of transparency and legal responsibility. drugs, the army, technological know-how, public relatives, social justice, media, company, and the environmental circulate are only a number of the worlds those poems inhabit. no longer with out a spirit of play, in Civil and Civic Bennett emerges as a disquieting curator, giving the reader poetry that's appropriate, humane, political, investigative, and outward having a look. but, in which, he provides voice to non-public moments, remoted or suppressed incidents, and to the satisfied injuries which could happen inside of language while irreconcilable spheres of impression meet and open up new meanings, rules, desire even.

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