The Examined Life: From Close Up to Abstract

The Examined Life: From Close Up to Abstract

by Kenneth Appleton

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This collection starts out with poems about what the human experience is often like on a personal level and then moves outward to human life as it relates to the rest of nature, to dreams, and death. A part deals with human life in society and another with more abstract concepts of humanity that are philosophical. Poems are a combination of free verse and structured formats often modified. The structural type of poems represented are Sonnet, Sestina, Pantoum, Rondeau, and most often Villanelle. Appleton’s goal is always that they be just long enough to convey a single memorable and moving image, feeling, or thought.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016726823
Publisher: The New Atlantian Library
Publication date: 05/02/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 144 KB

About the Author

Kenneth Appleton grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, a medium sized city, as the middle kid in a family of five siblings. From an early age he was drawn to the interests of science, science fiction, and fantasy books. After high school he worked at various entry level jobs until signing up for the Navy. While stationed at Everett, WA, he discovered Conversation Cafes events and poetry jams and the Socrates Cafe where a group of people would get together and try to imitate the way Socrates would explore a topic with questions and logical argument.
After Appleton’s Navy enlistment he returned home to attend the University of Wisconsin Superior college on the G.I. Bill. To broaden his education he transferred to the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, graduating with a B.S. Degree in Public Administration and an emphasis on nonprofit management. He has been working at general entry-level odd jobs since graduation.

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