The White Fire of Time (review)

The White Fire of Time (review) already hissing . . ./[what] they know to the flowers on the dawn curtain." much more than religious poems. Indeed, Hinsey wants nothing less than to create a new cosmology, a mythos with which to resuscitate the old BibUcal stories and imbue them In "After Rain," the final lines offer an important insight into Grennan's view of the creative struggle. He writes of "getting to the other side of turbulence," an indirect reference that stands up much better than some of his other, more seti-con- with a new relevancy. Hinsey first burst into national prominence with Cities of Memory, which won the 1995 Yale Series of scious comparisons to the process. In "Detati," the book's final poem, the speaker sounds opportunistic, Though the observation leads him to "understand/how a poem can happen," the effect is that the bird almost seems caged in by the speaker's attention. Here and elsewhere, if not possessive, as he describes a hawk's attack on a surprised robin. Younger Poets award. The strength of this earlier collection lay in its lyric exploration of historical and cultural themes, especiaUy in how the poet's images and voice were used to estabUsh connections between this history and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Missouri Review University of Missouri

The White Fire of Time (review)

The Missouri Review, Volume 25 (3) – Oct 5, 2002

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already hissing . . ./[what] they know to the flowers on the dawn curtain." much more than religious poems. Indeed, Hinsey wants nothing less than to create a new cosmology, a mythos with which to resuscitate the old BibUcal stories and imbue them In "After Rain," the final lines offer an important insight into Grennan's view of the creative struggle. He writes of "getting to the other side of turbulence," an indirect reference that stands up much better than some of his other, more seti-con- with a new relevancy. Hinsey first burst into national prominence with Cities of Memory, which won the 1995 Yale Series of scious comparisons to the process. In "Detati," the book's final poem, the speaker sounds opportunistic, Though the observation leads him to "understand/how a poem can happen," the effect is that the bird almost seems caged in by the speaker's attention. Here and elsewhere, if not possessive, as he describes a hawk's attack on a surprised robin. Younger Poets award. The strength of this earlier collection lay in its lyric exploration of historical and cultural themes, especiaUy in how the poet's images and voice were used to estabUsh connections between this history and

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