Selected Poems

Selected Poems

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Selected Poems by Harvey Shapiro

Harvey Shapiro's precise, understated lyrics have garnered praise in the US, the UK, and in Israel. His early poems, hailed by The Nation as "some of the best poems of our generation," were notable in part because they gave new form to Jewish immigrant experience. This collection presents the best work from Shapiro's early books, including the classic poems "Battle Report" on World War II and "National Cold Storage Company" on the death of John Kennedy, and a wealth of new poems, more sensual, but no less wry. Shapiro sees life itself as a state of exile, and writes of the spaces where "for a moment, the light holds."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819522528
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 09/26/1997
Series: Wesleyan Poetry Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 104
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.32(d)

About the Author

Harvey Shapiro's many books include How Charlie Shavers Died and Other Poems (Wesleyan, 2001), National Cold Storage Company (Wesleyan, 1988) and Battle Report (Wesleyan, 1966). He is senior editor of the New York Times Magazine.

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