Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986 / Edition 1

Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986 / Edition 1

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by Timothy Steele
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557283753

ISBN-13: 9781557283757

Pub. Date: 08/01/1995

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

"Desperately and delightfully unfashionable" was how reviewer Richmond Lattimore characterized Timothy Steele's Uncertainties and Rest when it first appeared in 1979. Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems appeared in 1986 and solidified and extended Steele's reputation as, in the words of Publishers Weekly, "one of the finest contemporary poets to write in meter

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"Desperately and delightfully unfashionable" was how reviewer Richmond Lattimore characterized Timothy Steele's Uncertainties and Rest when it first appeared in 1979. Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems appeared in 1986 and solidified and extended Steele's reputation as, in the words of Publishers Weekly, "one of the finest contemporary poets to write in meter and traditional forms." Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986 draws together these two books into a single volume. This collection offers the most substantial gathering yet from a body of work widely praised for its tonal and thematic range and for its wit and warmth of feeling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557283757
Publisher:
University of Arkansas Press
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.53(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
From a Rooftop3
The Sheets5
Snapshots for Posterity6
Old Letters7
Small Lives8
Mockingbird9
Janet10
Life Portrait11
Sapphics against Anger12
181613
Near Olympic14
Native Sympathy17
Golden Age18
The Wartburg, 1521-2219
Shucking Corn20
On the Eve of a Birthday21
Nightpiece23
The Lady of Bright Counsel24
Short Subjects25
Last Tango28
In the King's Rooms29
Timothy30
Chanson Philosophique31
The Treatise on Harmony32
Jacaranda33
An Aubade35
Summer36
Waiting for the Storm36
At Will Rogers Beach37
The Chorus40
But Home Is Here41
Angel43
Love Poem44
The Skimming Stone45
Toward Calgary46
With a Copy of Ronald Firbank51
Sunday Afternoon52
Profils Perdus53
Stargazing at Barton54
Suburbs of the Sea55
I. Evening, After Auction55
II. History of a Friendship in Mattapoisett55
III. A Couple, A Domestic Interior56
IV. Summer Fairytale57
The Messenger58
Incident on a Picnic59
Learning to Skate60
For My Mother61
An Interlude of Epigrams62
Family Reunion65
Coda in Wind66
This Is67
Three Notes toward Definitions68
I. Of Culture68
II. Of Faith69
III. Of Friendship70
Autobiography71
Don Juan: A Winter Convalescence72
Nightpiece for the Summer Solstice73
Strictly Romantic: Coastal Town in Maine74
At the Summit75
Baker Beach at Sunset76
Jogging in the Presidio77
California Street, 1975-7678
Last Night as You Slept79
A Devotional Sonnet80
Mornings in a New Apartment80
Rural Colloquy with a Painter81
One Morning82

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Sapphics and Uncertainties: Poems 1970-1986 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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Sapphics and Uncertainties contains Tim Steele's first two collections of Poetry, 'Sapphics against Anger and Other Poems' and 'Uncertainties and Rest.' It's a slim volume of intelligent poetry written in meter and form. This collection, much like the lates one 'Color Wheel', shows why Steele is considered one of the best poets writing formal verse. Every line, every word is well thought out. Steele is one of the poets that should be on your shelf.