New and Collected Poems

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This volume represents virtually all of Wilbur’s published poetry to date, including his six earlier collections, twenty-seven new poems, and a cantata. Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry.

This collection includes, in their entirety, the six earlier volumes of Wilbur's poetry and, in addition, 27 new poems and a cantata. Wilbur's poetry embraces an enormous range of human experience, ...

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Overview

This volume represents virtually all of Wilbur’s published poetry to date, including his six earlier collections, twenty-seven new poems, and a cantata. Winner of the 1989 Pulitzer Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Poetry.

This collection includes, in their entirety, the six earlier volumes of Wilbur's poetry and, in addition, 27 new poems and a cantata. Wilbur's poetry embraces an enormous range of human experience, an evocative celebration of nature, and always a pervasive grace.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
``Reprinting six of his principal verse collections, this omnibus displays Wilbur's many facets as nature poet, mordant commentator on social mores, philosophizer and as a translator adept at capturing the varied moods of poets as different as Voznesensky,Voznesensky in web.3/lk Borges and Jean de la Fontaine. Included also are 27 new poems, plus the cantata `On Freedom's Ground','' observed PW. The volume won the Pulitzer Prize. (Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780156654913
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 9/18/1989
  • Pages: 412
  • Sales rank: 398,143
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.92 (d)

Meet the Author

RICHARD WILBUR, one of America’s most beloved poets, has served as poet

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2001

    the man is really good

    it's no wonder wilbur was once the poet laureate or that this collection won the pulitzer, the man is good. he uses the language beautifully (the way english was meant to be in poetry), he has tight control of the rhyme, meter, subject, and words in his poems. where he really shines is in his translations. wilbur is one of the best translators living today.

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