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Poets Laureate Collection (Library of Congress)

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Works: 36 works in 36 publications in 1 language and 21,855 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography 
Classifications: PS3562.E9, 811.54
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Time and materials : poems, 1997-2005 by Robert Hass ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by twentieth-century American poet, Robert Hass, that reflect the beauty and energy of the physical world
What work is : poems by Philip Levine ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of poetry in praise of those men and women who work at many diverse jobs
The wild iris by Louise Glück ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wild Iris was written during a ten-week period in the summer of 1991. Louise Cluck's first four collections consistently returned to the natural world, to the classical and biblical narratives that arose to explain the phenomena of this world, to provide meaning and to console. Ararat, her fifth book, offered a substitution for the received: a demotic, particularized myth of contemporary family. Now in The Wild Iris, her most important and accomplished collection to date, ecstatic imagination supplants both empiricism and tradition, creating an impassioned polyphonic exchange among the god who "disclose?s?/virtually nothing," human beings who "leave/signs of feeling/everywhere," and a garden where "whatever/returns from oblivion returns/ to find a voice." The poems of this sequence see beyond mortality, the bitter discovery on which individuality depends. "To be one thing/is to be next to nothing," Cluck challenges the reader. "Is it enough/only to look inward?" A major poet redefines her task--its thematic obsessions, its stylistic signature--with each volume. Visionary, shrewd, intuitive--and at once cyclical and apocalyptic--The Wild Iris is not a repudiation but a confirmation, an audacious feat of psychic ventriloquism, a fiercely original record of the spirit's obsession with, and awe of, earth
Averno by Louise Glück ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Averno is a small crater lake in southern Italy, regarded by the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld. That place gives its name to Louise Glück's eleventh collection: in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter, it is the only source of heat and light, a gate or passageway that invites traffic between worlds while at the same time opposing their reconciliation. Averno is an extended lamentation, its long, restless poems no less spellbinding for being without plot or hope, no less ravishing for being savage, grief-stricken. What Averno provides is not a map to a point of arrival or departure, but a diagram of where we are, the harrowing, enduring presence. --Publisher
So forth : poems by Joseph Brodsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1,102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of sixty-four poems by the former United States Poet Laureate and the winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature
Ballistics : poems by Billy Collins ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The former U.S. poet laureate and best-selling author of Nine Horses and Around the Room presents a new compilation of his acclaimed poems, some of which have never before been published
To Urania by Joseph Brodsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The simple truth : poems by Philip Levine ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The National Book Award-winning poet presents thirty-three poems that interweave a complex web of myth, public and private history, family, memory, and invention as they explore the timeless truths of human existence
On grief and reason : essays by Joseph Brodsky ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On Grief and Reason is the second volume of Joseph Brodsky's essays, and the first to be published since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987. In addition to his Nobel lecture, the volume includes essays on the condition of exile, the nature of history, the art of reading, and the idea of the poet as an inveterate Don Giovanni, as well as a homage to Marcus Aurelius and an appraisal of the case of the double agent Kim Philby (the last two were selected for inclusion in the annual Best American Essays volume). The title essay is a consideration of the poetry of Robert Frost, and the book also includes a fond appreciation of Thomas Hardy, a "Letter to Horace", a close reading of Rilke's poem "Orpheus. Eurydice. Hermes", and a memoir of Stephen Spender. Among the other essays are Mr. Brodsky's open letter to Czech President Vaclav Havel and his "immodest proposal" for the future of poetry, an address he delivered while serving as U.S. Poet Laureate. In his Nobel lecture, Mr. Brodsky declared that "verse really does, in Akhmatova's words, grow from rubbish; the roots of prose are no more honorable" - but his own prose's flowering in these essays gives us thought and language at their noblest
Praise by Robert Hass ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hard hours : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Venetian vespers : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The painted bed by Donald Hall ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Donald Hall's fourteenth collection opens with an epigraph from the Urdu poet Faiz: "The true subject of poetry is the loss of the beloved." In that poetic tradition, as in The Painted Bed, the beloved might be a person or something else -- life itself, or the disappearing countryside. Hall's new poems further the themes of love, death, and mourning so powerfully introduced in his Without (1998), but from the distance of passed time. A long poem, "Daylilies on the Hill 1975-1989," moves back to the happy repossession of the poet's old family house and its history -- a structure that "persisted against assaults" as its generations of residents could not. These poems are by turns furious and resigned, spirited and despairing -- "mania is melancholy reversed," as Hall writes in another long poem, "Kill the Day." In this book's fourth and final section, "Ardor," the poet moves toward acceptance of new life in old age; eros reemerges
The mercy : poems by Philip Levine ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Philip Levine's new collection of poems (his first since The Simple Truth was awarded the Pulitzer Prize) is a book of journeys: the necessary ones that each of us takes from innocence to experience, from youth to age, from confusion to clarity, from sanity to madness and back again, from life to death, and occasionally from defeat to triumph
News of the world : poems by Philip Levine ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A volume of prose poems and formal verses includes pieces on breakfasting late-shift Detroit auto workers, a woman who sings with the Spanish dawn, and an Andorran communist black-market supplier
Not this pig poems by Philip Levine ( Book )
1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A compelling second collection of poetry
Obbligati : essays in criticism by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Millions of strange shadows : poems by Anthony Hecht ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Breath : poems by Philip Levine ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Looking back at his own life and the experiences of ancestors, family, and friends, this collection of poetry explores their diverse rites of passage in America in a celebration of the power of love, the strength of the human spirit, and the persistence of life in a world of challenge and pain
The names of the lost : poems by Philip Levine ( Book )
1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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