Ultima Thule

ISBN-10: 0300083173

ISBN-13: 9780300083170

Edition: 2000

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The poems in this collection are set above and below the Cave Country of Kentucky. The book is framed by two sonnet sequences, the first about a slave guide and explorer at Mammoth Cave and the second about McCombs's experiences as a guide/park ranger.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 3/11/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 72
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.242
Language: English

Poet W. S. Merwin (William Stanley Merwin) was born on September 30, 1927 in New York City. He attended Princeton University. He has authored over fifteen books of poetry and some of those titles include "The River Sound" (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999), which was named a New York Times notable book of the year; "The Vixen" (1996), which won the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize; "The Carrier of Ladders" (1970), which won the Pulitzer Prize; and "A Mask for Janus" (1952), which was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Merwin won a second Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Shadow of Sirius (published in 2008). He has also published books of translation, which include Dante's Purgatorio, numerous plays and books of prose. Some of Merwin's honors include the Aiken Taylor Award for Modern American Poetry, the Bollingen Prize, the Governor's Award for Literature of the State of Hawaii, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, the PEN Translation Prize, the Shelley Memorial Award, the first Tanning Prize and a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. He also received fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rockefeller Foundation and a Ford Foundation Grant. He is a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets and received a five-year term as judge of the Yale Series of Younger Poets.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Candlewriting
Star Chamber
Visitations
Bottomless Pit
Echo River
Shadow World
Cartography
Cave Formation
Doctor Croghan
Brush Fire
Indian Mummy
The Church
Dripstone
Tuberculosis Sanitarium
Tours
River
The Others
Fame
Ultima Thule
Ponds
Salts Cave
Cave Wind
Moonbow
Sinking Stream
Floyd's Lost Passage
Kentucky
April Fifth, Nineteen Hundred Eighty-Three
Watermelons
Freemartin
Flowstone
The River and Under the River
Dismantling the Cave Gate
June
Farming
Broken Country
Solution Cave
Premonitions
Comet Hale-Bopp
Pushing a Lead
Stephen Bishop's Grave
Cave Mummies
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