The Kindness Colder Than the Elements

The Kindness Colder Than the Elements

The Kindness Colder Than the Elements

AU Press

September 2011

ISBN: 978-1-926836-24-9

“Noble shifts from low to high, demotic to intellectual, with ease, bringing to bear a wide ranging knowledge of history, myth, sociology, and politics. Pushing against conventions, especially those associated with traditional lyric stance and speech, this highly allusive piece of writing is full of simple and complex puns. As I read, I wanted to know more, to follow the peregrinations of this interesting mind in action.” —Doug Barbour

These are poems that play with and in language, take pleasure in the sounds of words, poems that are propelled by puns.  Yet even with this priority of sound and language, there are tender moments when the language does more than delight in itself, as though it has stumbled across lyric meaning accidentally.” —Jay Gamble