Poetry

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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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“. . . a complex and challenging journey, created through careful design to inveigle, involve and capture imaginations.”

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“Her style never obtrudes on her subject or that quiet sense of transcendence. . . . We are clearly at home in these deep, rich poems.”

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“. . . fiendishly funny. . . . Dante himself would probably applaud.”

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“. . . a wonderful glimpse into the life of this highly regarded and talented artist.”

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“Left-Handed: Poems is strongly recommended to all poetry lovers and to all readers who find they must radically change their lives in order to live more authentically.”

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“What emerges from this authoritative yet accessible collection is a portrait of one of America’s most original and intuitive thinkers, a man for all seasons, along with the fruits of his w

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“This selection of Patchen’s best by one of his intimates is clearly a gift and tribute to the man and his work, . . . Kenneth Patchen may be experiencing a real revival in his 100th year.

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“To read these comic poems in blank verse again is to live childhood again, when the surly, often irate insect was first discovered.

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“This is deep music and clear, as the poet carries us to those places in the heart that ground and guide us.

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“Magically, like the prose poem form itself, Mr. Wright opens to and finds himself and makes us care.”

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Come, Thief is a pleasantly unusual book of poetry that is both refreshing and insightful.

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