John Peck is a member of the remarkable generation of poets, including Robert Hass, Robert Pinsky, and James McMichael, who studied with Yvor Winters at Stanford in the 1960s. His recent work expresses a sharp sense of vulnerability and of the tenacity of human life, both natural and moral.
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About the Author
John Peck was born in Pittsburgh in 1941. He taught literature at American and Swiss universities and trained as an analytical psychologist in Zurich. His collection The Broken Blockhouse Wall (Carcanet, 1979) won the Prix de Rome, and his other works include Argura (Sheep Meadow, 1998). He lives in Massachusetts.
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Notes and AcknowledgmentsWoods BurialAutumn Syllabics on Themes from Horace and the Chinese MastersSo the Name of That Place Was TaberahNight-Blooming CereusAnasazi, Ancient EnemiesGetting at What HappensWine of the SolitariesLittle FugueOccam's Razor Pledges No Hostages to FortuneMonumentAttic CanzonettaSoundless Tune in the JewelFirst Things Vestigium PedisHanging FiguresFrère Jacques, Frère AntoinePolybiusIgitur, Itaque, Donque, DoncTombeau for Vernon WatkinsTrio Threaded on Lines from the Parthian Hymns
ViaticumFor a Small ChorusAveFrom the Headland at CumaeMemorandumRelay Octets