M and Other Poems

M and Other Poems

by John Peck


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810150560
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 10/23/1996
Pages: 90
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

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.

Table of Contents

Notes and Acknowledgments
Woods Burial
Autumn Syllabics on Themes from Horace and the Chinese Masters
So the Name of That Place Was Taberah
Night-Blooming Cereus
Anasazi, Ancient Enemies
Getting at What Happens
Wine of the Solitaries
Little Fugue
Occam's Razor Pledges No Hostages to Fortune
Attic Canzonetta
Soundless Tune in the Jewel
First Things 
Vestigium Pedis
Hanging Figures
Frère Jacques, Frère Antoine
Igitur, Itaque, Donque, Donc
Tombeau for Vernon Watkins
Trio Threaded on Lines from the Parthian Hymns


For a Small Chorus
From the Headland at Cumae
Relay Octets



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