Selected Poems

Selected Poems

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by James Tate
     
 

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An award-winning gathering of exquisite poems by a celebrated poet.See more details below

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An award-winning gathering of exquisite poems by a celebrated poet.

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“...he has the rare ability to be very, very funny on the page...”—New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819511928
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
06/14/1991
Series:
Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
448,547
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.74(d)

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There is so much to be corrected here,
so many scribbles and grumbles, blind premonitions./ How does one interpret, on this late branch, the unexpected?

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John Ashbery
“...allows us finally to take the measure of his genius: passionate, humane, funny, tragic, and always surprising and mind-delighting.”
From the Publisher
"This volume performs a valuable service by drawing together the best of Tate's work from many individual collections, some of them now quite rare. It allows us finally to take the measure of his genius: passionate, humane, funny, tragic, and always surprising and mind-delighting. Not unexpectedly, it confirms his standing as one of the finest voices of his generation - John Ashbery. A poet of mad wit and stunning anecdote. Tate is now in the fullness of his powers. A volume not to be missed"

"allows us finally to take the measure of his genius: passionate, humane, funny, tragic, and always surprising and mind-delighting."

Julian Moynahan
“This volume performs a valuable service by drawing together the best of Tate's work from many individual collections, some of them now quite rare. It allows us finally to take the measure of his genius: passionate, humane, funny, tragic, and always surprising and mind-delighting. Not unexpectedly, it confirms his standing as one of the finest voices of his generation”—John Ashbery. “A poet of mad wit and stunning anecdote. Tate is now in the fullness of his powers. A volume not to be missed”

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