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The work of a historian who understands how environments and eventson a personal or a national scaleshape and change us, this poetry compilation explores the moral and psychological consequences of actions against the vast canvas of history. An outstanding critic of modern poetry, Ward responds to it with attentive originality, incorporating verse into his prose with unexpected intensity. Drawing inspiration from his time at the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian, Ward offers a portrait of the United States that will appeal to those interested in contemporary poetry and American history.
|Publisher:||Carcanet Press, Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
David C. Ward is a historian at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. He is the author of Charles Willson Peale: Art and Selfhood in the Early Republic and the coauthor of Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture. He lives in Washington, D.C.