Early Collected Poems: 1965-1992
W. W. Norton, 2010/07/12 - 558 ページ
“Stern’s unadorned craftsmanship has few rivals in American letters.”—Philadelphia InquirerEarly Collected Poems gathers the poems from the first six books of Gerald Stern’s body of work. A master poet, Stern has sought new language for the overlooked, neglected, and unseen facets of human experience. Whether writing about modern poets, Hebrew prophets, death, war, or love, “Stern’s literary songs are sharp, surprising, and unerring in their delivery” (Ploughshares, Editor’s Choice).
from “The Red Coal”
The coal has taken over, the red coal
is burning between us and we are at its mercy—
as if a power is finally dominating
the two of us; as if we’re huddled up
watching the black smoke and the ashes;
as if knowledge is what we needed and now
we have that knowledge. Now we have that knowledge.
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Review: Early Collected Poems, 1965-1992ユーザー レビュー - Jon Cone - Goodreads
Stern's capacious, inclusive genius is present from the first poem to the last. I suspect this is the first book in a series that shall establish Stern, once and for all time, as one of the great American poets writing in the second-half literary vernacular of the 20th century. レビュー全文を読む
Review: Early Collected Poems, 1965-1992ユーザー レビュー - Poets.org from the Academy of American Poets - Goodreads
Prepare for the 2010 Poets Forum in New York City (October 28-30) by reading Stern's newest book of poetry, and check out the Poets Forum 2010 bookshelf for the latest collections by each of the poets participating in the Poets Forum. Happy reading! レビュー全文を読む