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Van Duyn, Mona

Overview
Works: 163 works in 240 publications in 1 language and 6,296 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Signer, Editor
Classifications: PS3543.A563, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Mona Van Duyn
If it be not I : collected poems, 1959-1982 by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Past several decades Mona Van Duyn has assembled, in a language at once beautiful and exact, one of the most convincing bodies of work in our poetry, a poetry that explores, as Stevens put it, '. . . the metaphysical changes that occur, / Merely in living as and where we live.'"
Near changes : poems by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mona Van Duyn's Near Changes is a valuable addition to contemporary American poetry. This work provides a variety of riches surpassing even that of her earlier work. For wit, inventiveness, true feeling and a sharp eye for the passing scene, there is no one better than she
Merciful disguises; published and unpublished poems by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

10 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To see, to take; poems by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Firefall : poems by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

8 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mona Van Duyn is now Poet Laureate of the United States. Her most recent book, Near Changes, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for 1991. Her new collection, Firefall, is splendidly varied: witty, moving, sometimes astonishing. As Howard Nemerov said of her last book, "It is not only that the best of her poems teach us so much about life, but that life, over a long time, teaches us the truth of these poems." From the brief poems she calls "minimalist sonnets" to the powerful long poems "Falls" and "Delivery," both recalling incidents from childhood and youth, the work in this extraordinary book is that of a poet reaching the depths and heights of her own talent. A companion volume to this one, If It Be Not I: Collected Poems 1959-1982, restores to print in one substantial book all of her work from Merciful Disguises and Letters from a Father
Letters from a father, and other poems by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A time of bees by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

5 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This selection of the author's award-winning work spans four decades. Beginning with her classic Valentines to the Wide World (1959), encompassing the intimate voice of Bedtime Stories (1972) and the moving Letters from a Father (1982), crowned by the life-spanning Firefall (1993), Selected Poems reacquaints us with a poet whose ear is keenly tuned to the music of nature and human conversation. In lively and varied forms, from her minimalist sonnets to her magisterial longer pieces, she captures a multiplicity of worlds within her world, in a tone inflected by both Midwestern pragmatism and a deep metaphysical intelligence. As she contemplates the act of reading in bed, a Rhenish sculpture in the Cloisters, or the loss of her mother, the poet goes beyond context to discover consciousness: an expression of the larger ideas and emotions, finally, the art, in the smallest details of our lives. She was the U.S. poet laureate, 1992-1993
Mona Van Duyn by Mona Van Duyn( Recording )

6 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mona Van Duyn reads selections from her poetry, plus one poem by Howard Nemerov
Valentines to the wide world : poems by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In their own voices : a century of recorded poetry by Rebekah Presson Mosby( Recording )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poets read their own work, recorded at various times and places
Reading ourselves to sleep( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurels : eight women poets( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world as it is by Mona Van Duyn( Recording )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nights and days; poems by James Merrill( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two long poems: "The thousand and second night", and "From the cupola" plus sixteen others
Matters of poetry : a lecture delivered at the Library of Congress on May 7, 1993 by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For James Merrill : a birthday tribute( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Missouri Ozarks by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bedtime stories by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To see, to take by Mona Van Duyn( Book )

3 editions published between 1970 and 1973 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Near changes : poems
Alternative Names
Duyn Mona Van

Duyn, Mona van 1921-

Mona Jane Van Duyn amerykańska poetka

Mona Van Duyn Amerikaans dichteres (1921-2004)

Thurston Mona Van Duyn

Thurston, Mona Van Duyn 1921-

Van Duyn, Mona Jane.

Van Duyn, Mona Jane 1921-

VanDuyn, Mona 1921-

مونا ون داین شاعر آمریکایی

Languages
English (104)

Covers
Near changes : poemsFirefall : poemsSelected poemsIn their own voices : a century of recorded poetryLaurels : eight women poetsContemporary authors : new revision series