Yvor Winters: Selected Poems

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As critic and teacher, Yvor Winters was one of the most controversial and influential figures of his time. He criticized the likes of Eliot and Henry James, was called by the chair of his English department "a disgrace," and taught such major poets as Robert Pinsky and Philip Levine. As a poet, he created a moving body of work featuring natural and personal subjects and dramatic formal experiments. The American Poets Project presents the largest collection of his work ever published. Selected by celebrated poet ...
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Overview

As critic and teacher, Yvor Winters was one of the most controversial and influential figures of his time. He criticized the likes of Eliot and Henry James, was called by the chair of his English department "a disgrace," and taught such major poets as Robert Pinsky and Philip Levine. As a poet, he created a moving body of work featuring natural and personal subjects and dramatic formal experiments. The American Poets Project presents the largest collection of his work ever published. Selected by celebrated poet Thom Gunn, a friend and former student of Winters, this volume begins with early free verse and culminates in late meditative neoclassical masterpieces.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931082501
  • Publisher: Library of America
  • Publication date: 10/13/2003
  • Series: American Poets Project
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,279,343
  • Product dimensions: 4.78 (w) x 7.84 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Thom Gunn, editor, was a senior lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and is the author of Collected Poems (1994) and Shelf Life (1993).
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Two Songs of Advent 1
One Ran Before 1
Song for a Small Boy Who Herds Goats 2
Alone 3
Myself 4
Still Morning 4
Awakening 4
Winter Echo 4
The Hunter 4
No Being 4
Spring 5
May 5
Spring Rain 5
Song 5
Sunrise 5
Fields 5
At Evening 5
Cool Nights 6
Sleep 6
The Aspen's Song 6
The Walker 6
Blue Mountain 6
God of Roads 6
September 6
A Lady 6
Alone 7
A Deer 7
Man in Desert 7
Desert 7
The End 7
High Valleys 7
Awaiting Snow 7
Hill Burial 8
The Precincts of February 8
The Resurrection 9
Tewa Spring 10
Dark Spring 10
The Crystal Sun 11
Jose's Country 13
The Upper Meadows 14
The Moonlight 14
October 15
The Impalpable Void 16
"The Fragile Season" 16
Genesis 17
Exodus 17
The Vigil 18
Moonrise 18
Alba for Hecate 18
The Cold 19
Digue dondaine, digue dondon 20
Nocturne 21
"Quod Tegit Omnia" 22
March Dusk 23
The Lamplight 24
Flesh of Flowers 25
Under Rain 26
Midnight Wind 26
Complaint 27
The Muezzin 28
Song 29
April 29
Song 30
Full Moon 31
Love Song 31
Sleep 31
The Cold Room 31
The Bare Hills 32
The Dead: Mazda Wake 33
The Barnyard 33
The Grosbeaks 34
The Streets 35
The Rows of Cold Trees 36
Prayer beside a Lamp 38
Man Regards Eternity in Aging 39
Eternity 40
The Passing Night 41
The Solitude of Glass 42
Coal: Beginning and End 43
Liberation 43
Return of Spring 44
Bill 45
The Vanquished 46
The Victor 47
A Miner 48
Vacant Lot 49
Tragic Love 49
To the Crucified 50
O Sun! 51
November 52
Genesis 53
The Bitter Moon 54
The Deep: A Service for All the Dead 55
Orange Tree 57
Song of the Trees 57
The Goatherds 58
Bison 59
Wild Sunflower 60
Snow-Ghost 61
The Vigil 62
Simplex Munditiis 63
The Moralists 64
The Realization 64
To William Dinsmore Briggs Conducting His Seminar 65
The Invaders 66
The Castle of Thorns 66
Apollo and Daphne 67
The Fable 67
The Empty Hills 68
Moonrise 69
The Fall of Leaves 70
Inscription for a Graveyard 70
The Last Visit 71
For Howard Baker 72
The Slow Pacific Swell 72
The Marriage 74
On a View of Pasadena from the Hills 75
The Journey 78
A Vision 80
To a Young Writer 82
By the Road to the Air-Base 83
Elegy on a Young Airedale Bitch Lost Some Years Since in the Salt-Marsh 84
Midas 84
Sonnet to the Moon 85
The Anniversary 86
Before Disaster 86
The Prince 87
Phasellus Ille 88
Orpheus 88
On the Death of Senator Thomas J. Walsh 89
Dedication for a Book of Criticism 90
A Leave-Taking 91
On Teaching the Young 91
Chiron 91
Heracles 92
Alcmena 94
Theseus: A Trilogy 95
Socrates 99
To Edwin V. McKenzie 101
To a Woman on Her Defense of Her Brother Unjustly Convicted of Murder 102
To David Lamson 103
John Day, Frontiersman 104
John Sutter 105
The California Oaks 106
On Rereading a Passage from John Muir 108
The Manzanita 109
Sir Gawainc and the Green Knight 109
An October Nocturne 111
A Spring Serpent 112
Much in Little 112
The Cremation 112
An Elegy 114
Time and the Garden 115
To a Portrait of Melville in My Library 116
A Prayer for My Son 117
In Praise of California Wines 118
A Summer Commentary 119
On the Portrait of a Scholar of the Italian Renaissance 120
A Dedication in Postscript 120
A Winter Evening 121
Summer Noon: 1941 122
To a Military Rifle 1942 122
For the Opening of the William Dinsmore Briggs Room 124
Moonlight Alert 124
Defense of Empire 125
Night of Battle 126
An Ode on the Despoilers of Learning in an American University, 1947 126
To Herman Melville in 1951 128
To the Holy Spirit 128
A Fragment 130
A Song in Passing 130
To the Moon 131
At the San Francisco Airport 131
Two Old-Fashioned Songs 133
To Herbert Dean Meritt 135
"Aere Caliginoso" 136
A White Spiritual 137
The Brink of Darkness 138
Biographical Note 153
Note on the Texts 157
Notes 159
Index of Titles and First Lines 162
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