The King's Question Poems


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Winner of the Emily Dickinson First Book Award from the Poetry Foundation  In The King's Question, Brian Culhane gathers the sometimes broken monuments of the long dead to describe how the ancient world impinges on the modern. So the Elgin Marbles prefigure the trench warfare of World War I; the lost Library of Alexandria mirrors the loss of the poet's father's library; and the Delphic oracle summons the murmur of a psychotherapist. With skilled formal craft and a daring intelligence, Culhane's poems show the mind profoundly grappling to articulate the right questions, while the gods, as always, deny any certitude.

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Brian Culhane was born in New York in 1954. His poetry has appeared in The Hudson Review, The New Republic, and The Paris Review. He teaches at Lakeside School and lives in Seattle, Washington.

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  • Brian Culhane was born in New York in 1954. His poetry has appeared in The Hudson Review, The New Republic, and The Paris Review. He teaches at Lakeside School and lives in Seattle, Washington.
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