Alice Fulton’s praise of Wormser as an "unabashedly American poet" still rings true in this sixth collection, as does Sydney Lea’s view that Wormser has the gift to "speak, not sloganistically but literally, for us all." What will surprise readers is that each poem accomplishes all of this in only fourteen lines—each loose sonnet simultaneously deft, analytical, and wry.
Baron Wormser is the author of six previous collections—The White Words, Good Trembling, Atoms, Soul Music and Other Poems, When, and Mulroney & Others—and is the co-author of Teaching the Art of Poetry. He was appointed Poet Laureate of Maine in 2000 and teaches at the Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire. He lives in Hallowell, Maine.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
Wormser is the author of seven books of poetry, a collection of short stories, and a memoir, among others. He directs the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching and teaches in the Stonecoast MFA Program. The recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Wormser served as Poet Laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2005.
Table of Contents
|Journey to the East||35|
|Disasters of War||49|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Calm, generous poetry by a master of the craft. This is poetry that allows us to find contentment.