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Timber and Prayer: The Indian Pond Poems (Pitt Poetry Series)
     

Timber and Prayer: The Indian Pond Poems (Pitt Poetry Series)

by Afaa Michael Weaver
 

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"Weaver's life studies and lyrics are imbued with a vivid sense of language, a vivid sense of the world, a vivid sense of their inseparability. And his tonal range—from unabashed passion to the subtlest velleity—is impressive indeed. This is a singular talent."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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"Weaver's life studies and lyrics are imbued with a vivid sense of language, a vivid sense of the world, a vivid sense of their inseparability. And his tonal range—from unabashed passion to the subtlest velleity—is impressive indeed. This is a singular talent."—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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"Weaver's life studies and lyrics are imbued with a vivid sense of language, a vivid sense of the world, a vivid sense of their inseparability. And his tonal range—from unabashed passion to the subtlest velleity—is impressive indeed. This is a singular talent."
—Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

"The poems are challenging in that they are neither superficial nor immediately evident. . . .his authentic black voice invests every line with added meaning."
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"[Weaver] explores and rethinks questions of identity—that greate American subject. Over the years, Michael Weaver has listened to a chorus of other voices, the inflections of the past, as they have come together to shape and enlarge his own distincitive, musical voice. . .He has carved a unique space for himself in contemporary American poetry."
—Edward Hirsh

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822955542
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date:
03/28/1995
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Afaa Michael Weaver is the author of twelve poetry collections, including My Father’s Geography, The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985 to 2005, and The Government of Nature. He is Alumnae Professor of English at Simmons College in Boston. Weaver is the recipient of an NEA fellowship, a Pew fellowship, and a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship. He has been awarded a Pushcart Prize and a Fulbright scholar appointment, among other honors.

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