Supernatural Love Poems, 1976-1992

ISBN-10: 0374527547
ISBN-13: 9780374527549
Edition: 2000
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Description: The poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg, whom William Logan once called "the most talented American poet under the age of forty," published her first book of poems in 1982. She has since become one of our most respected authors of verse. Schnackenberg's  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 10/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.968
Language: English

The poet Gjertrud Schnackenberg, whom William Logan once called "the most talented American poet under the age of forty," published her first book of poems in 1982. She has since become one of our most respected authors of verse. Schnackenberg's first three books, collected in Supernatural Love, show the thrilling evolution of a unique voice in today's letters. From an early mastery in which precision and heartbreak are inseparable, her poetry accelerates book by book through the searching, dense, and metaphysical imagery--as well as the cascading syntax--which have become her signature. Whether we are witnessing her classic portrait of Darwin in his last year or discovering the vertiginous brillance of her elegy for the Byzantine monuments of Ravenna, we find in Schnackenberg gemlike poems offered as visionary documents, unmistakable in their glittering range and passion--and never the same twice.

Gjertrud Schnackenberg was born in Tacoma, Washington. She received the Lavan Younger Poets Award from the Academy of American Poets, and the Rome Prize in Literature from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.

Nightfishing
Intermezzo
Walking Home
A Dream
Bavaria
The Bicyclist
A Dream
Returning North
Rome
Winter Apples
A Dream
"There are no dead"
Dusting
Elizabeth and Eben, 1960
Elizabeth and Eben, 1940
Summer Evening
Elizabeth, 1905
The Picnic, 1895
Thanksgiving Day Downstairs, 1858
Thanksgiving Day Upstairs, 1858
The Living Room
The End of the World, 1843
Halloween
Samuel Judd, 1820
The Paperweight
The Parsonage, 1785
The Meeting in the Kitchen, 1740
Ebenezer Marsh, 1725
Kremlin of Smoke
The Self-Portrait of Ivan Generalic
Signs
Two Tales of Clumsy
Imaginary Prisons
Complaint
Sonata
Paper Cities
Snow Melting
The Heavenly Feast
Advent Calendar
Supernatural Love
Annunciation
Soldier Asleep at the Tomb
Angels Grieving over the Dead Christ
Christ Dead
Tiberius Learns of the Resurrection
The Resurrection
The Dream of Constantine
Notes
Index of Titles
Index of First Lines

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