Chain Letter of the Soul: New and Selected Poems

Chain Letter of the Soul: New and Selected Poems

by Bill Holm
     
 

Throughout his life and in his writing, Bill Holm was a humanist whose obsessions included mortality and eternity. He paid special attention to the notion of cycles, patterns, movements, and processes, and many of his most moving poems are dedicated to the friends and family he helped through the last stages of their lives. Collecting the best and most recent poems

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Throughout his life and in his writing, Bill Holm was a humanist whose obsessions included mortality and eternity. He paid special attention to the notion of cycles, patterns, movements, and processes, and many of his most moving poems are dedicated to the friends and family he helped through the last stages of their lives. Collecting the best and most recent poems from Holm’s oeuvre, The Chain Letter of the Soul paints a portrait of a man of great heart, broad vision, and startling prescience. Here, fans remember many of their favorites, and new readers discover an enduring voice of American literature through such poems as "Kafka Only Imagined It," "The Dead Get By with Everything," "My Old Friend AT&T Writes Me a Personal Letter," and "Lemon Pie." In these poems, the personal, vulnerable side of a great public figure is revealed.

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From the Publisher
"The Chain Letter of the Soul gathers together the best of Bill Holm's work."
—Pioneer Press

“Bill Holm, one of Minnesota's greatest champions of the arts, passed away not too long ago. The Chain Letter of the Soul is his last book—a new and selected poems (heavy on the new) that is not at all one of those thrown together collections. It is a great testament to his life and his writing.”
—Hans Weyandt, Micawber’s Books, St. Paul, MN

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571314444
Publisher:
Milkweed Editions
Publication date:
10/01/2009
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,125,365
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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