Pennyweight Windows: New & Selected Poemsby Alice James Books (Manufactured by), Donald Revell
For over 20 years, Donald Revell has used the pastoral as a tool of protest/revolution against violence and war and as a guide to peace, arguing for personal, natural and political growth in precise, delicate lyrics. Pennyweight Windows: New and Selected Poems includes a powerful new group of poems and much of the finest work from Revell’s eight/i>
For over 20 years, Donald Revell has used the pastoral as a tool of protest/revolution against violence and war and as a guide to peace, arguing for personal, natural and political growth in precise, delicate lyrics. Pennyweight Windows: New and Selected Poems includes a powerful new group of poems and much of the finest work from Revell’s eight previous collections. Strong political and antiwar themes make this collection highly relevant to today’s most important cultural and political debates.
Poet, translator and critic
"It takes guts to write more poems about peace, war, God and children, but Revell's are so fresh, it's as if he's the first person ever to do it."-Time Magazine
“Revell is a writer of singular talent and ambition . . . he takes the reader to unfamiliar and strange places and, in the process, he creates some of the most beautiful poetry in our language.”Harvard Review
"To read this selection from Donald Revell's 20-plus years of making poems is to witness the evolution of both an individual poet and the poetics of an entire era."-Boston Review
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Pennyweight WindowsNew & Selected Poems
By Donald Revell
Alice James BooksCopyright © 2005 Donald Revell
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From The Pennyweight Woods
I ran into the woods to find the red house.
But what is the use of a house without
A planet to put it on? I mean, without Peace?
Until the armies disperse,
It is better to cook my food with broken glass
Than with fire.
The black & white cinema wants to know
Where have they taken our Lord?
The beetle asks the flowers at Beauvoir,
Change is change.
Here is my eye when I was a baby.
It is clean for you now
And for the rest of the family
Helping the sunshine over there.
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Meet the Author
Poet, translator and critic Donald Revell has authored ten previous collections of poetry. Winner of a 2008 NEA Translation Award, the 2004 Lenore Marshall Award and two-time winner of the PEN Center USA Award in Poetry, Revell has also been awarded the Gertrude Stein Award, the Shestack Prize, a Pushcart Prize and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ingram Merrill Foundation and the Guggenheim Foundation. Currently, he is a professor of English at the University of Utah, poetry editor of the Colorado Review and a columnist for American Poetry Review.
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