A reissuing of Death & Friends, poems by Jon Anderson.
About the Author
JON ANDERSON grew up outside of Boston and lived there his first twenty years. He settled in Tuscon, Arizona, in 1976, where he teaches at the University of Arizona. He has published six books, including Day Moon, Looking for Jonathan and The Milky Way. Carnegie Mellon University Press has, during the past two years, reissued Anderson's In Sepia and Death & Friends in its Classic Contemporary Series. Mr. Anderson has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and the Shelley Memorial Award for lifetime achievement from the Poetry Society of America.
Table of Contents
The Parachutist • The Trucker • Pierrot Without Memory • The Wars of Adolescence • What Keeps Us Grinning at Night • Creative Writing • A Song for Children • To Kill a Man • The Desire of the Blind • Salt • The Eye of the Traveler The Campaign for Peace in Our Time • The Solitude of High Office • The Next President • The Robots, the City of Paradise • The Spoons • The Mouths of the Poor • Of Government • It's the Beginning; So Much for Sentiment • "All We Are Saying . . ." Believer in Pain • A Letter • Spring Song • Lecture with Slides • Rowing at Dawn • Drowning • Walking Barefoot • Thinking of Death • Walking in the Open • Beginning Again • My Parents • The Photograph of Myself • Each Day Does That • The Honest Craftsman • Summer Nights
What People are Saying About This
"For thirty years Jon Anderson has written the most heartbreaking poems in American poetry, and he has always had a Master's touch."
"He has the wit, grace and flamboyance that win readers. What will hold his reader, I think, is a greater reward: a benign, visionary voice, consoling in presence even when the dreams it tell are of despair."
"Jon Anderson is a craftsman with an excellent ear and eye for subtle effects. His language is always rich; and his bizarre imagination inevitably takes the reader one step further than he anticipated."