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Hacker, Marilyn 1942-

Overview
Works: 134 works in 276 publications in 1 language and 11,117 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Domestic fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PS3558.A28, 811.54
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Separations by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems, 1965-1990 by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains selections of work from five books by one of America's most acclaimed and most controversial poets. Marilyn Hacker's poems have been praised for their technical virtuosity, for their forthright feminism, political acuity, and equally unabashed eroticism. This book enables new readers to discover an important poet, others to reread and retrace the poet's progress from promise to maturity
Presentation piece by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

9 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A first collection chosen by the Academy of American Poets as the Lamont Poetry Selection for 1973. Marilyn Hacker was one of the four winner of the 1973 Discovery Award given by the New York 92nd Street YM/WWHA Poetry Center. Of this collection: "Often we fear that intensity of craftsmanship and intensity of feeling cannot sort together--we suspect the one drives out the other, for it is our superstition that necessities which impel a poet into speech ought to impede the poetry, if the speech is authentic. But here, once again, is a poet to remind us how groundless our fears have been; a poet who gives us grounds, rather, to remember that we are no poets at all if the difficulties inherent in the art deprive us of what we have to say. Here is Marilyn Hacker, who reaches an intensity of feeling on account of her intensity of craftsmanship, whose poems--witty, desperate, illuminated by a wisdom I should call womanly if I were permitted to call it, also, manly--reach their depths because of the care that has been given to their surfaces. Here is a poetry that gives pleasure because it has taken pains.''--Richard Howard
Winter numbers : poems by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her seventh volume Marilyn Hacker confronts life and death at the end of our genocidal century, making another extraordinary contribution to the feminist and lesbian canon. Winter Numbers is pervaded by Hacker's awareness of being an agent in history. The long opening poem, "Against Elegies," is an impassioned meditation on the scourges of AIDS and cancer among the poet's friends and contemporaries, and the parallel scourge of social indifference. Other erotically tinged elegies lead to the account of her own battle with breast cancer. Among the many necessary works on breast cancer, Hacker's "Cancer Winter" will be cited for its affirmation, humor, and honesty. It received the John Masefield Memorial Award of the Poetry Society of America and the B.F. Conners Award from the Paris Review
Desesperanto : poems, 1999-2002 by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Deseperanto refines the themes of loss, exile, and return that have consistently informed her work. The title itself is a wordplay combining the Spanish word "esperanto," signifying "hope," and the French "desespoir," meaning "to lose heart." Desesperanto, then, is a universal language of despair--despair of the possibility of a universal language"--Dustjacket
Assumptions by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love, death, and the changing of the seasons by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

9 editions published between 1986 and 1995 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taking notice : [poetry] by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1993 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stranger's mirror : new and selected poems, 1994-2014 by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on two decades worth of award-winning poetry, Marilyn Hacker's generous selections in A Stranger's Mirror include work from four previous volumes along with twenty-five new poems, ranging in locale from a solitary bedroom to a refugee camp
Going back to the river : poems by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

11 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Squares and courtyards by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Squares and Courtyards moves with the rhythm of the writer's life, from Paris to New York between the poles of youth and age sickness and health life and death. Sequences celebrate the community of friends the courage or those living with HIV and cancer. This book is at once elegiac and a song of praise to language's power to remind us that, to take action, it is necessary to rake notice
A house at the edge of tears by Vénus Khoury-Ghata( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the city of Beirut, five shabby dwellings circle a courtyard with a pomegranate tree weeping blood red fruit. The residents hear screams in the night as a boy is beaten by his father - a punishment for masturbating in his sleep. A crime not worthy of the punishment: the neighbors gossip and decide that he must have tried to rape his sisters. The poems he writes are perhaps an even greater crime to his father, but ultimately a gift to his eldest sister, who narrates their story with a combination of brutal truth and stunning prose." "In this mesmerizing novel, celebrated novelist and poet, Khoury-Ghata, presents the disintegration of a family and a country - both ruled by a fury fueled by fear"--Page 4 of cover
Names : poems by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a dozen books, Marilyn Hacker's poems have explored the rawness of human experience made significant because of its engagement with language, In Names, Hacker develops a dialogue between signal poetic voices - Anna Akhmatova, Mahmoud Darwish, Hayden Carruth - and contemporary writers, creating through intricate word play and forms both traditional and invented a startlingly rich, authentic tapestry of lives linked by desire and loss, passion and despair"--
She says by Vénus Khoury-Ghata( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King of a hundred horsemen by Marie Étienne( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"King of a Hundred Horsemen is the first of Marie Etienne's books to be published in English, and it introduces a major voice in world literature to a new audience. Etienne's poetry is inspired by the synthesis of the contemporary and the classical, the tragic and the mundane, the everyday transformed by the prisms of myth and history. In this book, through a complex but playful reinterpretation of the sonnet form, she moves from the jungles of Indochina to the Atlanta airport, tuning in to writers' voices and painters' visions, in a quest with dream-intensity both through and out of time."--Jacket
Treason : poems by Hédi Kaddour( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First cities : collected early poems, 1960-1979 by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlestown blues : selected poems by Guy Goffette( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unauthorized voices : essays on poets and poetry, 1987-2009 by Marilyn Hacker( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Editor of the acclaimed 'Poets on Poetry Series' collects her own essays on the subject. Marilyn Hacker is coeditor with Annie Finch of the award-winning 'Poets on Poetry Series', and in this new volume, the veteran author takes her place in the canon. 'Unauthorized Voices' focuses on notions of identity, at home and while traveling, and on related issues of artistic (rather than political) citizenship. It includes several pieces on legendary poet Adrienne Rich, as well as essays on names ranging from Phillis Wheatley to Tony Harrison, June Jordan to Joan Schenkar, Fady Joudah to Wanda Coleman. Hacker's book is much like the series she edits: it has an international, cosmopolitan approach to poetry, with an examination of poets and topics that spans a variety of voices and countries
Here there was once a country by Vénus Khoury-Ghata( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lebanese writer Venus Khoury-Ghata, who lives in France and has won many of France's major literary prizes, blends French surrealism with Arabic poetry's communal narrative mode in three poetic sequences, presented here in translations by Marilyn Hacker."--Jacket
 
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Selected poems, 1965-1990
Alternative Names
Marilyn Hacker American writer

Marilyn Hacker Amerikaans vertaalster

Μαίριλυν Χάκερ

マリリン・ハッカー

Languages
English (137)

Covers
Winter numbers : poemsDesesperanto : poems, 1999-2002Love, death, and the changing of the seasonsGoing back to the river : poemsSquares and courtyardsA house at the edge of tearsNames : poemsShe says