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PDF ☆ BOOK Ultima Thule FREE í DAVIS MCCOMBS å 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for Poetry   This year’s winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Davis McCombs’s Ultima Thule which was acclaimed as “a book of exploration of searching regard a grave attentive holding of a light” by Rk ranger there in the 1990s Other poems deal with Mammoth Cave’s four thousand year human history and the thrills of crawling into tight rarely visited passageways to see what lies beyond Often the poems search for obliue angles into personal experience and the caves and the landscape they create form a personal geolog This week I began by re reading Ultima Thule by Davis McCombs First I appreciate so much the subject matter of this book and the way he weaves stories throughout and in the poems These poems fill me with possibility as a reader and writer and make poetry seem manageable in a way in which other writers don’t When I am struggling most he is one of the first poets I return to The choice of subject matter is important to consider and the way in which he uses history as part of the poems he writes today This reminds me again and again of the Romantic poets and makes me consider what writers give an audience to hang onto and to weave through when reading History combined with impeccable description of place really pull us in to his deep imagery In a sense he could be related to the deep image poets like Gallway Kinnell and Merwin etc Because his images are so resonated thick and vibrating on the page What makes us so able to access the image and to be transcended and in the history caves and people of this book is the impeccable use of language and the economy of decoration McCombs has what feels as almost an innate sense of how much to give and what little to keep back which make the descriptions and figurative language he does use seem all the powerful and assertive which thereby gives the reader no opportunity to not be enveloped in the poems and transcended It’s the particularity or the singularity of the image and lineation that makes these poems so incredibly accessible It also reads to me as incredibly compassionate and passionate for him to write of place in this manner Giving life and respect to the history of land and man’s experience

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Erwin The poems are set above and below the Cave Country of south central Kentucky where McCombs lives and which is home to thousands of caves The book is framed by two sonnet seuences the first about a slave guide and explorer at Mammoth Cave in the mid 1800s and the second about McCombs’s experiences as a guide and pa Winner of the 2000 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition Ultima Thule in medieval geographies denotes any distant place located beyond the borders of the known world These poems are about Mammoth Cave it's exploration in the mid 1800s by a slave who also served as a guide McCombs's own experiences as a guide in the 1990s and the four thousand year human history of the longest cave system known in the world In a deeper sense it is about the exploration of human depths and the mysteries that lie below the surface of daily life

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Ultima Thule2000 National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist for Poetry   This year’s winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition is Davis McCombs’s Ultima Thule which was acclaimed as “a book of exploration of searching regard a grave attentive holding of a light” by the contest judge the distinguished poet W S M They say write what you know and Davis McCombs worked as a guide and park ranger at Mammoth Caves National Park for ten years All the poems in this volume have to do with the caves in various ways with a few about the countryside above Anyone who has spent any time in a cave knows how different of a universe it is seemingly unaffected by the world in the sunlight McCombs captures the difference to an even greater degree because of how much time he has spent musing on the caves and their impact on peopleMy favorites were the poems that connected the feeling and strangeness of the caves with his own experiences such asIndian MummyToursFamePremonitionsYou can hear Bottomless Pit read by the poet with some footage of the caves on Kentucky Life