Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003
Wesleyan University Press, 2 jan. 2007 - 285 pagina's
The collected works of one of America's most innovative poets.
Winner of the National Book Award in Poetry (2004)
Since the 1965 publication of her first book, Dream Barker, selected for the Yale Younger Poets Award, Jean Valentine has published eight collections of poetry to critical acclaim. Spare and intensely-felt, Valentine's poems present experience as only imperfectly graspable. This volume gathers together all of Valentine's published poems and includes a new collection, "Door in the Mountain."
Valentine's poetry is as recognizable as the slant truth of a dream. She is a brave, unshirking poet who speaks with fire on the great subjects—love, and death, and the soul. Her images—strange, canny visions of the unknown self—clang with the authenticity of real experience. This is an urgent art that wants to heal what it touches, a poetry that wants to tell, intimately, the whole life.
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Valentine's winning the National Book Award proved to readers everywhere what the cognoscenti have known all along: this poet is one of the best at work in America today. Beautifully precise--as in ... Volledige review lezen