The Good Thief

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The heralded debut collection of poems by the author of What the Living Do (Norton, 1997). Selected by Margaret Atwood as a winner in the 1987 Open Competition of the National Poetry Series, this unique collection was the first sounding of a deeply authentic voice. Howe's early writings concern relationship, attachment, and loss, in a highly original search for personal transcendence. Many of the thirty-four poems in The Good Thief appeared in such prestigious journals and periodicals as The Atlantic, The ...
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Overview

The heralded debut collection of poems by the author of What the Living Do (Norton, 1997). Selected by Margaret Atwood as a winner in the 1987 Open Competition of the National Poetry Series, this unique collection was the first sounding of a deeply authentic voice. Howe's early writings concern relationship, attachment, and loss, in a highly original search for personal transcendence. Many of the thirty-four poems in The Good Thief appeared in such prestigious journals and periodicals as The Atlantic, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Agni Review, and The Partisan Review.
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Howe's first collection, chosen by Margaret Atwood for the ``National Poetry'' series, employs a somewhat simplistic, imprecise, yet fashionable surrealism: there are strange noises in the night, birds appear as omens, dead people converse. Premonitions of doom abound, but nothing is ever told fully: ``If the man has died, if the child's illness has taken a sudden/turn, if the house has burned in the middle of night/ and in winter, there is at least a kind of stopping that will/pass for peace.'' But we never see the house burn, feel the winter's cold, or understand the peace. In the best poems (e.g., ``Encounter,'' ``The Beast'') Howe hints at large emotional issues that, if explored more fully, might produce some powerful poetry. Rochelle Ratner, formerly Poetry Editor, ``Soho Weekly News,'' New York
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780892551279
  • Publisher: Persea Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Series: National Poetry Series , #1987
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 54
  • Sales rank: 365,422
  • Product dimensions: 5.19 (w) x 8.71 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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