Hazard and Prospect: New and Selected Poems

Hazard and Prospect: New and Selected Poems

by Kelly Cherry

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Lyrical beauty and power, imposing metaphor, and thought both deep and precise are hallmarks of Kelly Cherry’s poetry, on view in Hazard and Prospect: New and Selected Poems. With a dazzling mastery and range of tone, technique, form, and ideas, Cherry presents a lifetime of powerful writing that coheres into a single, seamless work. In it she responds to the natural world, to philosophical dilem­mas, to spiritual longing, to political, ethical, and aesthetic questions, and, most powerfully, to love and loss. She shows us in sometimes searing poems where the hazards lie, and in transcendent verse a new, bright prospect, a “green place” on a farm in Virginia where time slows and holds and happiness abides.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807132630
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kelly Cherry is the author of seventeen books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction (criticism, memoir, and essay), including the poetry collections God’s Loud Hand, Death and Transfiguration, and Rising Venus. Eudora Welty Professor Emerita of English and Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, she lives with her husband on a small farm in Virginia.

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