"The collection is a chronicle of practice and refining performance."
“. . . revelatory, a testament to Di Donato’s ability to deconstruct the complex weavings and machinations of the human heart.”
“. . . [an] entertaining collection of poetic high jinx.”
“. . . an excitingly different read.”
Have you ever wondered why books of poetry, unless they span the whole of a writer’s life and work, are so slim?
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
“. . . truly impressive . . .”
“. . . [provides a] wealth of insights . . .”
“Fear and desire, silence and passion, beauty and death . . .”
This review is dedicated to Robert Cooper (1956–1993).
“. . . breezily contemporary in feel, yet deeply lyrical in quality and effect.”
“Mr. Bidart is the friend of narrative, and narrative is his ally.”
For more than half a century most mainstream, accessible, non-experimental, American poetry has been autobiographical.
“. . . a complex and challenging journey, created through careful design to inveigle, involve and capture imaginations.”
“Her style never obtrudes on her subject or that quiet sense of transcendence. . . . We are clearly at home in these deep, rich poems.”
“. . . fiendishly funny. . . . Dante himself would probably applaud.”
“. . . a wonderful glimpse into the life of this highly regarded and talented artist.”
“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.”
“Many of the poems in Place are deeply contemplative and philosophical.
“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
“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.
“To read these comic poems in blank verse again is to live childhood again, when the surly, often irate insect was first discovered.
“This is deep music and clear, as the poet carries us to those places in the heart that ground and guide us.
“Magically, like the prose poem form itself, Mr. Wright opens to and finds himself and makes us care.”
Come, Thief is a pleasantly unusual book of poetry that is both refreshing and insightful.