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Codes Appearing: Poems, 1979-1988
     

Codes Appearing: Poems, 1979-1988

by Michael Palmer
 
Michael Palmer's Codes Appearing combines in a single volume three of his most beautiful poetry volumes: Notes for Echo Lake, First Figure, and Sun (1981, 1984, 1988 respectively, from North Point Press).

Making available a great deal of Michael Palmer's most influential, exciting, and stunning work, Codes Appearing is a landmark volume. "It is impossible," as The

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Michael Palmer's Codes Appearing combines in a single volume three of his most beautiful poetry volumes: Notes for Echo Lake, First Figure, and Sun (1981, 1984, 1988 respectively, from North Point Press).

Making available a great deal of Michael Palmer's most influential, exciting, and stunning work, Codes Appearing is a landmark volume. "It is impossible," as The Boston Review noted, "to overstate Palmer's importance."

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Codes Appearing: Poems 1979-1988 will appeal to those left unsatisfied by Michael Palmer's The Lion Bridge: Selected Poems 1972-1995. It collects Palmer's three most best-known volumes, all originally from North Point Press: Notes for Echo Lake (1981), First Figure (1984, including "Dearest Reader": "Dearest Reader there were trees/ formed of wire, broad entryways/ beneath balconies beneath spires....") and Sun (1988). ( May 28) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811214704
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Michael Palmer (1942-2013) was a physician and bestselling writer of medical thrillers. One of his best-known books, Extreme Measures (1991), was turned into a movie starring Hugh Grant, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Gene Hackman. He is alleged to have decided to try to write a book after reading a medical thriller by a fellow Wesleyan graduate, and thinking "If he could do it, why couldn’t I?" His books have been translated into more than 30 languages.

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