Life and Death

Life and Death

by Robert Creeley
     
 

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In 1999 Robert Creeley received the prestigious Bollingen Prize in Poetry and was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Both honors made specific note of his experimental style, his long influence, and his ongoing importance. Robert Creeley's stature has been further confirmed by a Lifetime Achievement Award conferred by the Before Columbus Foundation…  See more details below

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In 1999 Robert Creeley received the prestigious Bollingen Prize in Poetry and was elected a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. Both honors made specific note of his experimental style, his long influence, and his ongoing importance. Robert Creeley's stature has been further confirmed by a Lifetime Achievement Award conferred by the Before Columbus Foundation as part of its American Book Awards 2000. Creeley's 1998 collection, Life & Death, now available as a New Directions Paperbook, is a high point in a career that has poignantly combined "linguistic abstraction with specificity of time and place" (R. D. Pohl, Buffalo News).

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Creeley's poems have always been to-the-point, but here they are scrubbed down to the essentials, as befits the theme: Creeley is a mature poet, looking back on life and considering what (little) might lie ahead. Intense, shadowed, and powerfully restrained, these poems are miniatures but hardly small. Creeley has packed them with tremendous vision.

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ISBN-13:
9780811213844
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
04/01/1998
Pages:
85
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.54(d)

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