Selected Poems of Richard Hugo

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The poems in this volume were selected by the poet in 1978 from his first three books—A Run of Jacks, Death of the Kapowsin Tavern, and Good Luck in Cracked Italian—and from his three more recent books, The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir, What Thou Lovest Well Remains American, and 31 Letters and 13 Dreams.
The result easily demonstrated, then as now, the massive achievement of the writer whom Carolyn Kizer ...

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Overview

The poems in this volume were selected by the poet in 1978 from his first three books—A Run of Jacks, Death of the Kapowsin Tavern, and Good Luck in Cracked Italian—and from his three more recent books, The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir, What Thou Lovest Well Remains American, and 31 Letters and 13 Dreams.
The result easily demonstrated, then as now, the massive achievement of the writer whom Carolyn Kizer called "one of the most passionate, energetic, and honest poets living."

The poems in this volume were selected by the poet in 1978 from his first three books- A Run of Jacks, Death of the Kapowsin Tavern, and Good Luck in Cracked Italian- and from his three more recent books, The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir, What Thou Lovest Well Remains American, and 31 Letters and 13 Dreams. The result easily demonstrated, then as now, the massive achievement of the writer whom Carolyn Kizer called "one of the most passionate, energetic, and honest poets living." Hugo was awarded the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize for What Thou Lovest Well Remains American; this and The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir were National Book Award nominees. He edited the Yale Younger Poets series, and directed the creative writing program at the University of Montana. He died in 1982.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393009361
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/28/1979
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 172
  • Sales rank: 817,920
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Richard Hugo was for many years the director of the creative writing program at the University of Montana, Missoula Campus. He received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Prize and was twice nominated for the National Book Award.

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