Poetry. THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ZIMMER brings together a selection from the more than 130 "Zimmer poems" published over the course of forty years, along with new ones never before published. Twenty- five years ago the poet Gerald Stern wrote, "The publication of Zimmer's poems…is a cause for rejoicing among American poets. It should be a cause for rejoicing in general—if only they knew. I know of no poet whose poems are more loving, more wise, more beautiful." THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ZIMMER raffirms that truth and gives us more reason ever to rejoice.
|Publisher:||Settlement House Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Paul Zimmer was born in 1934 in Ohio and worked for forty years in the book business. He lives retired now in Wisconsin, has been married to Suzanne for fifty-one years, and together they bore two children, have two grandchildren, had five cats and owned five houses. In person he saw Bob Feller and Joe DiMaggio play baseball, heard Robert Frost and W.H. Auden read their poems, listened to Issac Stern and Lester Young play music, heard Big Joe Turner and Leontyne Price sing. Fifteen of his books of poetry and prose have been published including, most recently, the novel The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove.