Subject: Poetry / American / General

Subject: Poetry / American / General

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Winter Stars

|9780822953685|Since the appearance of his first book in 1972, Larry Levis has been one of the most original and most highly praised of contemporary American poets. In Winter Stars, a book of love poems and elegies, Levis engages in a process of relentless self-interrogation about his life, about losses and acceptances. What emerges is not merely autobiography, but a biography of the reader, a “representative life” of our time.| Larry Levis| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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Wyndmere

|9780822953654|Wyndmere is a town in North Dakota where Carol Muske’s mother was born, and where she visited as a child. Muske’s grandparents are buried there, and it is where her mother met and married her father. Now almost a ghost town, Wyndmere is the source of imagery in many of these poems, as well as the idea of Wynd-mere, wind-mother, both inspiration and principle of separation.| Carol Muske| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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In Evidence

|9780822953760|Poems of the Liberation of Nazi Concentration Camps|In Evidence is a collection of poems in the voices of allied troops who liberated Nazi concentration camps in Europe in the sprong of 1945. Barbara Helfgott Hyett heard poems in the eyewitness testimony of United States soldiers. She has shaped the words of thirty speakers into a songle narrative, a single voice.| Barbara Helfgott Hyett|| History / Holocaust Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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The Imaginary Lover

|9780822953852| • Winner of the 1987 William Carlos Williams Award presented by the Poetry Society of America With The Imaginary Lover, Alicia Suskin Ostriker takes her place among the most striking and original poets whose work is informed by feminist consciousness. Her characterization of the best poetry by women, in the New York Times Book Review, aptly describes this book: “intimate rather than remote, passionate rather than distant, defying divisions between emotion and intellect, private and public, life and art, writer and reader.” To read her poems is to “discover not only more of what it means to be a…

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Cold Comfort

|9780822953845|Cold Comfort is a book of poems written out of deep affection and concern for the world in a dangerous time. An urbane stylist, Anderson characteristically focuses on rural and small-town America, where the events of personal history intersect those of the larger world.| Maggie Anderson| Pitt Poetry Series| Poetry / American / General Poetry / General

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