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Clampitt, Amy

Overview
Works: 76 works in 188 publications in 1 language and 8,035 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  History 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: PS3553.L23, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Amy Clampitt
The kingfisher : poems by Amy Clampitt( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The collected poems of Amy Clampitt by Amy Clampitt( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Palm Sunday, she writes: "Neither the wild tulip, poignant / and sanguinary, nor the dandelion / blowsily unbuttoning, answers / the gardener's imperative, if need be, / to maim and hamper in the name of order."
What the light was like by Amy Clampitt( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A silence opens : poems by Amy Clampitt( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 695 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In her exquisite and profound new collection, Amy Clampitt explores the mysterious point where the familiar touches the unknown. Here are poems of the world's splendor and of nightmare, of remembrance and revelation - of "wetlands glistening at the margin," of the old Greenwich Village crew now in its waning phase, of a spaceship trailing its vaporous frond upward toward discovery." "The "dance of language" (May Swenson), the "richness of perception" (Richard Wilbur), and the profusion of detail that have marked Amy Clampitt's work from the beginning are once again magnificently displayed in celebrating nature - magpie and bowerbird, Maine fog, a bayou afternoon. A poet of place - and displacement - Clampitt captures Umbria in a snapshot of a two-year-old girl, a "ringlet-aureoled refugee from a fresco," and evokes the childhood terrors residing in the darkness of an Iowa apple cellar." "Her poems, also, in the words of Mona Van Duyn, "light up human figures, the human drama": Matoaka, whose legend (we know her as Pocahuntus) obscures even what she was called; George Fox, the imprisoned Quaker radical envisioning heavenly rain descending." "In A Silence Opens - as in all her work - Amy Clampitt moves, delights, and strengthens us with her joy in life and all the living, the clarity and truth of her vision."--Jacket
Westward : poems by Amy Clampitt( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herself a "child of the child of pioneers," Clampitt charts the torootings and upheavals, innoccent or opportunistic, the harsh times and the hard-won beauties that have marked our stay here
Archaic figure : poems by Amy Clampitt( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predecessors, et cetera : essays by Amy Clampitt( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Donne by John Donne( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems by Amy Clampitt( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Amy Clampitt's first collection, The Kingfisher, was published, it was hailed as that rare first book that "signals a major poet in full bloom" (Los Angeles Times). Its author was sixty-three years old. Over the next eleven years, Clampitt produced four additional, major collections. Now, the most essential poems from these five volumes are gathered together. Clampitt was an impassioned observer of the natural world, the delights of which color many of these poems: writing of the fog, she described "a stuff so single / it might almost be lifted, / folded over, crawled underneath / or slid between, as nakedness- / caressingsheets." Such was the texture of her language, too. She was a traveler, reporting back from England and Greece, from California and Maine, and from her native Midwest. An Iowa transplant to New York, the descendant of pioneers, she wrote of prairies and subways; of the movements of wildflowers, people, and ideas; and of the widespread modern experience of uprootedness. Here is a treasure of Amy Clampitt's verse, for those who are reading her for the first time, as well as for those who have long admired her. From the Trade Paperback edition
Collected poems by Amy Clampitt( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan : an elegy, and other poems by Amy Clampitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Clampitt. by Amy Clampitt( Recording )

3 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Clampitt reads selections from her poetry, plus one poem by Howard Moss
Illuminations : images by Oriole Farb Feshbach for the poem "Asphodel, that greeny flower" by William Carlos Williams by Oriole Farb Feshbach( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A homage to John Keats by Amy Clampitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dahlia gardens by Amy Clampitt( Recording )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clampitt reads poems from The kingfisher and What the light was like
Multitudes, multitudes by Amy Clampitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amy Clampitt by Amy Clampitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essential Donne by John Donne( Recording )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Donne's poems, selected from the book of the same title
Matoaka : a poem in celebration of the tercentenary of the College of William and Mary in Virginia by Amy Clampitt( Book )

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

1985 anthology : the Observer & Ronald Duncan Foundation International Poetry Competition on behalf of the Arvon Foundation( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The collected poems of Amy Clampitt
Alternative Names

controlled identityGrinnell College

Amy Clampitt American poet

Amy Clampitt Amerikaans schrijfster

Amy Clampitt Amerikaans schrijver

Amy Clampitt amerikansk poet och författare

Amy Clampitt amerikansk poet og skribent

Amy Clampitt auteur et poète américaine

Amy Clampitt poetisa estadounidense

Amy Clampitt US-amerikanischer Schriftsteller und Poet

Clampitt, Amy Kathleen

Languages
English (134)

Covers
The collected poems of Amy ClampittA silence opens : poemsWestward : poemsPredecessors, et cetera : essaysThe essential DonneSelected poemsCollected poems