Hammered Dulcimer: Poems

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Lisa Williams's award-winning collection of poems is infused with what John Hollander calls "a guarded wonder." A poet of unique vision, she seems always to be "looking at," with special attention to the experience of the senses. In addition, Williams is concerned with epistemology - the how of seeing. And it is perhaps this quality of attention that informs her interest in the formulations of poetry itself, in its constructed dimension. Her control of the line, of rhythmic possibilities, of structures both ...
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Overview

Lisa Williams's award-winning collection of poems is infused with what John Hollander calls "a guarded wonder." A poet of unique vision, she seems always to be "looking at," with special attention to the experience of the senses. In addition, Williams is concerned with epistemology - the how of seeing. And it is perhaps this quality of attention that informs her interest in the formulations of poetry itself, in its constructed dimension. Her control of the line, of rhythmic possibilities, of structures both formal and free, is evident in every poem. Together, Lisa Williams's original voice and her poetic finesse allow her to create those harmonies of wonder evoked by the very instrument, the hammered dulcimer, that gives her collection its name.
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John Hollander
Lisa William's poems often start in song and end in epistemology, but they frequently break out into kind of a humming in the course of walking their self-generated routes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780874212495
  • Publisher: Utah State University Press
  • Publication date: 6/1/1998
  • Series: May Swenson Poetry Award Series
  • Pages: 75
  • Product dimensions: 5.82 (w) x 8.82 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
The Direction of Shadow 5
Sunday Morning 7
Interruption of Flight 9
Yellow Bird 11
What the Wind Said to the Girl Who Was Afraid 12
The Fall 13
The Tenderness 14
The Hammered Dulcimer 15
Complaint 17
Eve, After Eating 18
Man Walking 19
Black Horses 20
The Growth 21
Manners, 1977 22
A Spider 24
The Man by the River 25
Banquet 26
To Night 28
On the Nature of Beauty 29
Romantic Relief 31
Negation 32
Landscape 33
A Wind in Place 35
Crater 36
On a Worm Descending a Thread 38
A Story of Swans 40
God Put the Noose Around My Neck 43
The Grasshopper 45
The End of Spring 47
In the Abstract 49
Ambivalence 51
The Chant 52
A Forward Spring 54
Rattlesnake 55
In the Valley 57
After a Line of Plato 58
Acknowledgments 62
About the Author 63
About the May Swenson Award 64
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