Living Things Collected Poems

ISBN-10: 1581952163
ISBN-13: 9781581952162
Edition: 2006
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Description: Living Thingscontains all the poems in Porter’s National Book Award Finalist collection, An Altogether Different Language, plus forty-four new works. David Shapiro writes in his foreword, “Anne Porter’s diction is as modest as that of William Carlos  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publication date: 1/10/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Living Thingscontains all the poems in Porter’s National Book Award Finalist collection, An Altogether Different Language, plus forty-four new works. David Shapiro writes in his foreword, “Anne Porter’s diction is as modest as that of William Carlos Williams or of a poet she nurtured as a houseguest for many years, James Schuyler. . . . She has the quality of paying attention to ultimate reality that Fairfield Porter, who painted her so often alone and with their five children, told me should be the conclusion of every sermon. . . . She is an American religious poet of stature who reminds us that the idea of the holy is still possible for us.” Living Thingsis a book for any lover of fine poetry, but will be particularly inspiring and meaningful to Christians whose faith is strong, and would make a beautiful gift.

Foreword
Foreword to An Altogether Different Language
In Another World
A Famine Child
Saint Matthew's Weeds
The Icon
An Only Son
Adam's Fall
The Roofs of Paris
Attic Windows
Old in the City
Prophets
Emmett Kelly
The Winged Children
Summer Cottage
The Travel-Pictures
Noel
On a Maine Island
A Short Prayer
Signs and Wonders
A Song of Fear and Fire
A Safe Neighborhood
A Desert Grandchild
The Ermine Weasel
Terry Berrigan
Five Wishes
A Parade in the City
Three Birds
Boxwood
A Morning Dream
A Painter's Life
A Turtle's Shell
Burning
In Another World
A Plea for Mercy
The Song of the Wren
Stella Rapkowski
The Master of Mary of Burgundy
Susanna
After Psalm 137
Music
The Swallows' Flight
An Altogether Different Language
Cradle Song II
In Holy Week
The Dream
The First of May
In a Country Hospital
Consider the Lilies of the Sea
Living Things
Los Desplazados
Refugee Servant
My Anastasia
A Tailor's Wife
The Pasture Rose
Lovers
Native Americans
For My Son Johnny
Therese
An Altogether Different Language
For Joshua, One Month Old
A Child at the Circus
A Short Testament
Wartime Sunday
From Denver to Albuquerque
A Year of Jubilee
A Night in Ireland
On the Three-hour Train Ride
Southwestern Mountains
Four Poems in One
The Neighboring Sea
On the Maine Islands
In Storm-watch Season
Song for the Town of Assisi
Farmyard by Moonlight
In Chartres
A List of Praises
Four Seasons Carol
Here on Earth
A Deposition
The Weihnachts-Historie
The Shortest Days
December
Cause of Our Joy
La Bella Notizia
St. John's Day
A Forest Pilgrimage
Christmas in Crakow
Winter Twilight
In Childhood
Getting up Early
Leavetaking
September-Weed
Looking at the Sky
A November Sunrise
Before the Frost
Red Sky at Night
Fire, and Torrential Rain
An Easter Lily
At the Shore
Oaks and Squirrels
Wild Geese Alighting on a Lake
Listening to the Crows
The Birds of Passage
The Wall
A Biography of Flowers
For the Two Katherines
The Pear Tree
When the Privet Blooms
On My Mother's Birthday
Another Sarah
House Lots
A Village Cat
La Transhumance
For David
La Courte Paille
Houseguests
The Ticket
Autumn Crocus

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