By Ken Tucker
Updated April 07, 2006 04:00 AM
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Brooding, philosophical ruminations from an aging, often angry baby boomer.

Sample Verse
”Beneath it all I feel the silent rage/Of the unspoken, what gets left unsaid/ In the narrative of the everyday…”

Pop Culture Reference
”The dinner, the DVD from Netflix,/The drink before I go to sleep and wake alone…”

Bottom Line
Koethe’s work almost invariably deepens beyond mere ”rage” to yield passionate, lyrical poems of great energy and provocative ideas.