"To write what is human, not escapist," is Henri Cole's endeavor. In The Visible Man he pursues his aim by folding autobiography and memory into the thirty severe and fiercely truthful lyricspoems presenting a constant tension between classical repose and the friction of lifethat make up this exuberant book. This work, wrote Harold Bloom, "persuades me that Cole will be a central poet of his generation. The tradition of Wallace Stevens and Hart Crane is beautifully extended in The Visible Man, particularly in the magnificent sequence 'Apollo.' Keats and Hart Crane are presences here, and Henri Cole invokes them with true aesthetic dignity, which is the mark of nearly every poem in The Visible Man."
|Publisher:||Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.19(d)|
About the Author
Henri Cole was born in Fukuoka, Japan, and was raised in Virginia. The recipient of many awards, including the Kingsley Tufts Award for his most recent book, Middle Earth, he is the author of four other books of poems.
Table of Contents
|Self-Portrait As Four Styles of Pompeian Wall Painting||4|
|The Black Jacket||10|
|To a Prince||17|
|The Color of Feeling and the Feeling of Color||20|
|The Blue Grotto||22|
|The Coastguard Station||37|
|The White Marriages||44|
|The Long View||45|
|The Suicide Hours||47|