Sad Friends, Drowned Lovers

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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. This book of interviews with seven senior American poets—Jack Gilbert, Donald Hall, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, Lucille Clifton, Ruth Stone, and Robert Bly—and essays on Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell's correspondence, specifically her delicate outrage over his use of his wife's and daughter's letters in his 1974 book, The Dolphin, James Wright's poem "To the Muse," and Philip Levine's poems "The Simple Truth" and "Call It Music," presents a broad view ...
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Literary Nonfiction. Poetry History & Criticism. This book of interviews with seven senior American poets—Jack Gilbert, Donald Hall, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, Lucille Clifton, Ruth Stone, and Robert Bly—and essays on Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell's correspondence, specifically her delicate outrage over his use of his wife's and daughter's letters in his 1974 book, The Dolphin, James Wright's poem "To the Muse," and Philip Levine's poems "The Simple Truth" and "Call It Music," presents a broad view of the bold and original epoch in contemporary American poetry following World War II. In their wise and always engaging responses and commentaries, deNiord's subjects reflect candidly on their careers and the unprecedented big tent of American poetry today.

"Chard deNiord is master of the immersed conversation. Informed, curious, knowing when to contend and when to unbend, he meets each of his poets on the high ground of their art, and seduces from them their most closely-held wisdom. SAD FRIENDS, DROWNED LOVERS, STAPLED SONGS is at once a schooling and a delight."—Sven Birkerts

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781934851272
  • Publisher: Marick press
  • Publication date: 12/29/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,031,384
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author


Chard deNiord is the author of four books of poetry—The Double Truth (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2011), Night Mowing (The University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005), SHARP GOLDEN THORN (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003), and Asleep in the Fire (University of Alabama Press, 1990)—and a book of interviews with senior American poets, SAD FRIENDS, DROWNED LOVERS, STAPLED SONGS (Marick Press, 2011). His poems, interviews and essays have appeared recently in Best of The Pushcart Prize, New England Review, Best American Poetry, Hudson Review, American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, The Southern Review and Salmagundi. He is the co-founder of the New England College MFA Program in Poetry and an associate professor of English at Providence College. He lives in Putney, Vermont, with his wife Liz, and their dog, Soze.
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