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."
|Publisher:||Wesleyan University Press|
|Series:||Wesleyan Poetry Series|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|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.