Rise Up

Rise Up Equal parts punk rock and pastoral Rohrer has a voice that seems unearthly in its ability to be detached and simultaneously tender American PoetApproaching pleasure and terror with the same searching

  • Title: Rise Up
  • Author: Matthew Rohrer
  • ISBN: 9781933517186
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Paperback
  • Equal parts punk rock and pastoral, Rohrer has a voice that seems unearthly in its ability to be detached and simultaneously tender American PoetApproaching pleasure and terror with the same searching and determined curiosity, Rise Up traverses political, natural, and domestic landscapes with gentle agility Beautifully crafted surfaces give way to sincere depth.Matth Equal parts punk rock and pastoral, Rohrer has a voice that seems unearthly in its ability to be detached and simultaneously tender American PoetApproaching pleasure and terror with the same searching and determined curiosity, Rise Up traverses political, natural, and domestic landscapes with gentle agility Beautifully crafted surfaces give way to sincere depth.Matthew Rohrer is the author of A Green Light 2004, shortlisted for the Griffin Prize , Satellite, and A Hummock in the Malookas He has appeared on NPR s All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing.

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    About "Matthew Rohrer"

    1. Matthew Rohrer

      Matthew Rohrer is the author of Destroyer and Preserver forthcoming from Wave Books in 2011 , A Plate of Chicken Ugly Duckling Presse, 2009 , Rise Up Wave Books, 2007 and A Green Light Verse Press, 2004 , which was shortlisted for the 2005 Griffin Poetry Prize He is also the author of Satellite Verse Press, 2001 , and co author, with Joshua Beckman, of Nice Hat Thanks Verse Press, 2002 , and the audio CD Adventures While Preaching the Gospel of Beauty He has appeared on NPR s All Things Considered and The Next Big Thing His first book, A Hummock in the Malookas was selected for the National Poetry Series by Mary Oliver in 1994 He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and teaches in the undergraduate writing program at NYU.For information on this author, go to wavepoetry authors 32

    900 thoughts on “Rise Up”


    1. So, I don't know how this happened but in all the confusion about there being multiple Matt Rohrers, and maybe that there might actually not be an East Coast Matthew Rohrer at all, and that Matthew Rohrer might actually be an artificial poet invented by Fence Magazine, ghost written by a crack team of cutting edge poets to help promote the East Coast as a vibrant literary center much like Tao Lin was invented Tao Lin to promote veganism and loneliness, but we now know that the East Coast is a my [...]


    2. i recognize the fact that some of these poems could be better. and i did like satellite more, but i can't help it, rohrer still makes me feel incredibly tenderrgive me, but i have to share this last bit of "statistics of deadly quarrels":"When the room is fully darkI will go to the cornerstore to buy a few cold beers.No one will touch me. I won'tsay a word. The strategyof nuclear deterrenceis working admirably.On the surface of Venus perpetually shroudedin clouds, the part of me Ikeep most secre [...]


    3. This is my favorite book of poems to come out in 2007 as of yet though it seems it might stay that way. The references to Romance poets are equal parts fun and thoughtful. I also am pretty fond of the graphic design in the first few pages. Weee and such to that. "The Darkness Needs A Little Shove" might win out as my favorite section of the book though, a series of small bits curving all over the place. I'm really not sure what to say right now. I probably shouldn't be trying to review something [...]


    4. from Rise Up by Matthew RohrerSharpMusic all day on the stereo. And the rainin the streets, it's like I'm with friends.It is hard not to pour a glass of wine in the morning.I am raining. A red-tailed hawk settleson an old antenna behind the houseand looks right into my eyeswhile I'm on the phone with Ellen. EllenI say slowly, I'm sure you will succeedin your endeavors. Those arenot the words I planned to say.I was still awakening from a dream of the distant war.Note: My initial rating (10/2010) [...]




    5. Rohrer seems content putting together poems that consist of mere observations and very little insight. This isn't always a bad thing ("A man walking down the street./A man looking intently at a woman./A man running into a fire hydrant./And crumbling./The absolute rightness of it.) but having read his earlier stuff, I wish for his a better balance between the two. Unfortunately, this is lacking in Rise Up and when it does appear it seems as though Rohrer has gone all repetitive or paranoid on us- [...]


    6. Matthew Rorher speaks to me. Although, similar to most contemporary poetry I encounter, Rorher spends some of his poetry moments up in the stratosphere of metaphor, he regularly comes back down to get you in the ribs with a line snatched from your own life (how'd he get that?). His are the best interjections of colloquial speech and everyday activity into poetry that I've come across in years. Cheers for Rorher! I look forward to reading more.


    7. I loved so many things about this book but the two long poems at the end felt skeletal. I might need to read it again. I really, really want to love it all because it feels so strange to not love something written by Matt Rohrer. I will try again.


    8. Not really my style, but a few lines I liked a lot:"I wonder how much you miss me.At night I make a little sound.It sounds like a witch opening a birthday present."and"You kiss me goodbye sometimesand I feel you transfer everything."



    9. I couldn't connect his dots and didn't feel like I had much impetus to try. That's not to say I didn't like any of it.



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