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Hidden Model

Hidden Model

by David Yezzi

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A debut collection from a respected poet and critic.


A debut collection from a respected poet and critic.

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The New York Times
[Yezzi] offers neither fireworks nor airy lightness; his elements are water and earth -- locality, gravity and mortality -- and with them he has made some durable poems. — Stephen Burt
Publishers Weekly
The director of the 92nd Street Y Poetry Center in New York, David Yezzi, here offers The Hidden Model, comprised of 32 lyrics, for "Beatitudes of Poverty" ("Despite/ our frugal care, the stores are sapped; red ink/ replaces black"), "What to Do with a Mountain Lake" ("what was that unruined stillness/ of the lucid middle ring") and "Nostalgia for a New City": "Dark. Across the J, leather pants end in newsprint." Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
"David Yezzi has a musician's ear for nuance and color, a novelist's nose for detail and the dramatic moment. The Hidden Model is a rich, resonant collection of poems-its works precision-made-certain to delight at first, and likely to haunt ever after. A terrific book!"
—J. D. McClatchy

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Northwestern University Press
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6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

David Yezzi is director of New York's 92nd Street Y Unterberg Poetry Center. His critical writings have appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, and other major publications; and his poetry has appeared in the New Republic, Paris Review, Yale Review, New England Review, and other journals. This is his first book of poetry.

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