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Collier, Michael 1953-

Overview
Works: 41 works in 133 publications in 1 language and 7,998 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Poetry  Tragedies (Drama)  Fiction  Academic theses  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Chamber music  Songs  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, wpr, Composer
Classifications: PA3975.M4, 882.01
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Michael Collier
 
Most widely held works by Michael Collier
Medea by Euripides( )

16 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all the Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood." "Medea is a story of betrayal and vengeance, and one which gives an excellent example of the prominence and complexity that Euripides gave to his female characters. Medea, wife of Jason, is incensed that her husband would leave her to make a political marriage after the many sacrifices she has made for him. In her wrath, she murders both his new bride and their own children, thus taking her revenge. This new translation does full justice to the lyricism of Euripides' original work, while a new introduction provides a guide to the play, complete with interesting details about the traditions and social issues that influenced Euripides' world."--Jacket
The folded heart by Michael Collier( )

13 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems with a lyrical compression of language?precise, and intensely felt
The Wesleyan tradition : four decades of American poetry by Michael Collier( )

16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 1,331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since issuing its first volumes in 1959, the Wesleyan poetry program has challenged the reigning aesthetic of the time and profoundly influenced the development of American poetry. One of the country s oldest programs, its greatest achievement has been the publication of early works by yet undiscovered poetry who have since become major awarded Pulitzer and Bollingen prizes, National Book Awards, and many other honors. At a time when other programs are being phased out, Wesleyan takes this opportunity to celebrate its distinguished history and reaffirm its commitment to poetry with publication of The Wesleyan Tradition. Drawing from some 250 volumes, editor Michael Collier documents the wide-ranging impact of these works. In his introduction, he describes the literary and cultural context of American poetics in more recent decades, tracing the evolution of the Deep Image and Confessional movements of the 50s and 60s, and exploring the emergence of the prose lyric style. Although the success of the Wesleyan program has inspired its share of imitators, no other program has had such a fundamental impact. Works by the eighty-six poets included her both document and celebrate that contribution. -- Amazon.com
The new Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American poetry by Michael Collier( Book )

6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gathers poems by more than eighty contemporary writers
The new American poets( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ledge by Michael Collier( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Collier's much acclaimed fourth collection of poetry poises experience on the ledge between the everyday and the unknown. In THE LEDGE, the poems are narrative and colloquial, musical and crystalline, at once intimate and sharp-edged. The world is rendered beautifully mysterious as the poems slide into unexpected emotional territory. The artistry and directness of THE LEDGE confirm Collier's place among the most significant poets of his generation
Dark wild realm by Michael Collier( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by Michael Collier that explore the drama of Greek tragedy, moments of everyday revelation, and the mystery of death
A William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciations( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three generations of writers celebrate a master whose life and work continue to reverberate in contemporary letters. William Maxwell, who died in July 2000, was revered as one of the twentieth century's great American writers and a longtime fiction editor at The New Yorker. Now writers who knew Maxwell and were inspired by him - both the man and his work - offer intimate essays, most specifically written for this volume, that "bring him back to life, right there in front of us." Alec Wilkinson writes of Maxwell as mentor; Edward Hirsch remembers him in old age; Charles Baxter illuminates the magnificent novel So Long, See You Tomorrow; Ben Cheever recalls Maxwell and his own father; Donna Tartt vividly describes Maxwell's kindness to herself as a first novelist; and Michael Collier admires him as a supreme literary correspondent. Other appreciations include insightful pieces by Alice Munro, Anthony Hecht, a poem by John Updike, and a brief tribute from Paula Fox. Ending this splendid collection is Maxwell himself, in the unpublished speech "The Writer as Illusionist"--
The neighbor by Michael Collier( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark splendor of this collection is the burden of its witnessing, the quiet courage of a speaker who will not turn away from what he sees and remembers. How are we changed by what we come to know-- sometimes unwittingly-- about each other? The Neighbor is a book of transforming and compassionate answers. -- Edward Hirsch
The clasp and other poems by Michael Collier( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An individual history : poems by Michael Collier( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A cycle of pathbreaking poems about the history of a family set against the backdrop of the last century
Make us wave back : essays on poetry and influence by Michael Collier( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My bishop and other poems by Michael Collier( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This meditation on spiritual life, physical death, and betrayal is joined by an array of poised, short lyrics and expansive prose poems exploring how the terror and unpredictability of our era intrudes on our most intimate moments. Whether Michael Collier is writing about an airline disaster, Huey Newton's trial, Thomas Jefferson's bees, a piano in the woods, or his own fraught friendship with the disgraced Catholic Bishop, his syntactic verve, scrupulously observed detail, and flawless ear bring the felt--and sometimes frightening--dimensions of the mundane to life. Throughout, this collection pursues a quiet but ferocious need to get to the bottom of things."--Amazon
Night songs : for bass-baritone and piano by Robert Paterson( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tickets for a prayer wheel by Annie Dillard( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The missing mountain : new and selected poems by Michael Collier( Book )

1 edition published in 2021 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""The Missing Mountain"describes a long, distinguished career as both a poet and teacher. It highlights all the things that we've come to depend on in Michael Collier's poetry: his wide range of reference, his ability to formulate surprising connections, and his depth of intelligence and emotion. Where most contemporary poets look for the metaphorical in the literal, Collier does the opposite: he takes a hard look at "how things actually are," giving readers a crystal clear view of his observations, from fraught relations between family members and between lovers, to pedophilic priests and the ethics of beekeeping, to explorations in the densest of forests, ruminations into the most forbidding of deserts, and down to the terrors of the bottom of the ocean. In the section of new poems, Collier turns to the other animals who share our planet. Here we find an array of recognizable characters: an irascible stray cat with an unlikely dependent, an opossum; an imperious-if clueless-dog; a sage, world-weary goat; and the touching domesticity of bluebirds. So much could we learn from our fellow creatures, if we tried; and, after all the centuries of human consumption, how little we've actually learned from each other:"If they would stay just where they are all morning," Collier writes of some industrious crows he chances upon in a clearing, "they'd be the monument to the history they're looking for." This new and selected poems represents the best of what Phoenix Poets has strived for over the years: nonconformity to prevailing trends in literary culture, a poetry attuned to a world external to the self and shared with others, in language that tries to engage the full range of our faculties and sensibilities, bringing the widest range of consciousness to bear upon the widest range of experience"--
Poetry in medicine : an anthology of poems about doctors, patients, illness, and healing by Michael (EDT)/ Collier, Michael (FRW) Salcman( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Poetry in Medicine is anthology of poems written from antiquity through today about the medical experience. The book is divided into fourteen thematic sections, which present various facets of the world of medicine, doctors, and treatment. The sections include: anatomy & physiology; Contagions, Infections & Fevers; Blindness, Pain & Other Ailments; Pills, Powders & Other Remedies; Tumors, Trauma, & Tumult; From the Children's Ward; Looking Inside: Procedures, Diagnostic & Surgical; Doctors and Other Healers; Patients; The Wounded Mind: Depression & Dementia; The Final Journey: Death & Dying; The View from the Other Side of the Bed: Loved Ones of the Sick; Places of Healing; and Convalescence. It also includes a preface and introduction from anthologist, Dr. Michael Salcman, a neurosurgeon, and a foreword by poet and educator Michael Collier"
Bardo by Michael Collier( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medea, and other plays by Euripides( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Euripides was a brilliant and powerful innovator within the traditional framework of Attic drama
The Gramercy review : a journal of contemporary poetry and fiction( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The folded heart
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The folded heartThe Wesleyan tradition : four decades of American poetryThe new Bread Loaf anthology of contemporary American poetryThe new American poetsThe ledgeDark wild realmA William Maxwell portrait : memories and appreciationsThe neighbor
Alternative Names
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English (110)