Voices Bright Flags

Voices Bright FlagsGeoffrey Brock (MFA, 1998)

Waywiser, 2014

Voices Bright Flags is a series of experiments in what is sometimes called public poetry, where the author’s relationship with his country provides the main theme. The poems approach America from a range of perspectives—political, historical, and personal—and in a range of styles and voices, with each voice planting its own flag, as it were, implying its own America. Together the poems form a partial mosaic, a discordant chorus, a succession of conversations and quarrels between the author and the motley citizens of his imagination.