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Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry

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A gathering of all of Zukofsky’s poems outside of “A” — poems that are “absolute clarification, crystal cabinets full of air and angels” (Kenneth Rexroth). Anew, sun, to fire summer leaves move toward the air from the stems of the branches fire summer fire summer
—from Anew
Here is the complete music-filled arc of Louis Zukofsky’s shorter verse collected in one volume: lyrical love poems written to his wife Celia and son Paul; the ...
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Overview

A gathering of all of Zukofsky’s poems outside of “A” — poems that are “absolute clarification, crystal cabinets full of air and angels” (Kenneth Rexroth). Anew, sun, to fire summer leaves move toward the air from the stems of the branches fire summer fire summer
—from Anew
Here is the complete music-filled arc of Louis Zukofsky’s shorter verse collected in one volume: lyrical love poems written to his wife Celia and son Paul; the groundbreaking “Poem Beginning ‘The,’ ” “which sends up ‘The Waste Land’ and its cultural vision in a cloud of bricolage, a hilarious pastiche of quotes, canon and kitsch, high and low hopelessly intertwined” (Michael Palmer); the boisterous, riotous translations of Catullus; spare, brilliant nature poems as if written by an ancient hokku master; his genius “ ‘Mantis’ ” sestina; the enigmatic, spiraling, and beautiful last poems, “80 Flowers.” Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry is a book of blessings and gifts for any poetry lover.
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Editorial Reviews

Lorine Niedecker
“Aside from the fact that Zukofsky’s short poems are intensely individual and their energy sings in a new way, they move in a circular path ‘so that we may think in our time.’ Indeed they seem to move in all directions at once — each of the smallest and the most quiet a field of magnetic force.”
Steven Helming - Dictionary of Literary Biography
“No poet is in touch at so many points with so much of the world around him; no poet has written so comprehensively of domestic life; and no poet has undertaken so sustained and original an effort to make political poetry possible in this century of poetic and political extremes.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811218726
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,042,171
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Louis Zukofsky spent forty-six years writing his masterwork “A,” and died before he could see the completed version published. Poet, translator, fiction writer, essayist, anthologist, critic,
teacher, WPA worker, and binding force of the Objectivist poets, Zukofsky was born in New York City and lived in or near the city his whole life.
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