Poetry

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Nathaniel Mackey is a distinguished American writer.

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“I did not want to put this book down. Neither will you.”

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Jane Hirshfield is one of our finest poets writing today and also one of our best essayists on the act of writing and the art of poetry.

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“From the New World is an indispensable addition to any literary library, a tour de force selection of Jorie Graham’s critically important poems to date.”

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“This collection is rich in a multitude of examples of inter-connectedness with the world, identification with paintings, a variety of journeys culminating in revelation and aesthetic trans

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Author of nine books of poetry and winner of prestigious awards such as the American Book award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and more, Kamiko Hahn writes poetry that is innov

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“. . . an unforgettable youth and a father’s loving grief.”

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“. . . this writer constructs from his an entire mythological system.

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“Here again is the temporal brutality of love eternalizing loss. J. D. McClatchy’s muscularly graceful poems of passion, sex and death haunt the heart, linger in the mind.”

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Sholl’s poems do that: keep watch over the ruined world, love the wordless, the half-shattered, and the unnoticed.

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Hamby’s work stands as an argument against those who claim that poetry is just plain dull. It’s hard to resist a whirl On the Street of Divine Love.”

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“This collection offers the riches of a mature poet’s reflections on life and death, which cannot help but enrich our own lives as well.”

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"The collection is a chronicle of practice and refining performance."

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“. . . revelatory, a testament to Di Donato’s ability to deconstruct the complex weavings and machinations of the human heart.”

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“. . . [an] entertaining collection of poetic high jinx.”

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“. . . an excitingly different read.”

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Have you ever wondered why books of poetry, unless they span the whole of a writer’s life and work, are so slim?

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Vale Ave has been released by New Directions Press as Poetry Pamphlet #7 in their pamphlet series, which represents a significant reprinting of this outstanding long poem by the legendary

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“. . . truly impressive . . .”

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“. . . [provides a] wealth of insights . . .”

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“Fear and desire, silence and passion, beauty and death . . .”

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“. . . breezily contemporary in feel, yet deeply lyrical in quality and effect.”

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“Mr. Bidart is the friend of narrative, and narrative is his ally.”

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For more than half a century most mainstream, accessible, non-experimental, American poetry has been autobiographical.

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