Country Music: Selected Early Poems / Edition 2

Country Music: Selected Early Poems / Edition 2

by Charles Wright
     
 

Co-winner of the 1983 National Book Award for Poetry, Country Music is comprised of eighty-eight poems selected from Charles Wright’s first four books published between 1970 and 1977. From his first book, The Grave of the Right Hand, to the extraordinary China Trace, this selection of early works represents “Charles Wright’s grand passions: his… See more details below

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Co-winner of the 1983 National Book Award for Poetry, Country Music is comprised of eighty-eight poems selected from Charles Wright’s first four books published between 1970 and 1977. From his first book, The Grave of the Right Hand, to the extraordinary China Trace, this selection of early works represents “Charles Wright’s grand passions: his desire to reclaim and redeem a personal past, to make a reckoning with his present, and to conjure the terms by which we might face the future,” writes David St. John in the forward. These poems, powerful and moving in their own right, lend richness and insight to Wright’s recently collected later works. “In Country Music we see the same explosive imagery, the same dismantled and concentric (or parallel) narratives, the same resolutely spiritual concerns that have become so familiar to us in Wright’s more recent poetry,” writes St. John.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819512017
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1991
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Pages:
182
Sales rank:
1,145,643
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.66(h) x 0.55(d)

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