Lawrence Booth's Book of Visions

ISBN-10: 0300089988

ISBN-13: 9780300089981

Edition: 2001

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These compelling poems take the reader on a wild ride through the life of a man child in the rural South. The poems present a cast of allegorical and symbolic, yet very real characters.
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 7/11/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 6.25" wide x 7.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

W. S. Merwin, 1927 - Poet W. S. Merwin was born in New York City in 1927. 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. He has also published books of translation, which include Dante's Purgatorio (Alfred A. Knopf, 2000), 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
Bellwether
Dramatics Personae
Wave
The Hobos
Dreadful Chapter One
Envoy
Octagon
Ace
Prisoner of Conscience
Leather-Stocking
Dreadful Chapter Two
Proof
Shady Grove
A Prayer Against Forgetting Boys
Seventeen
Progress Report
Ontology
Pontiac
Dreadful Chapter Three
Strait
Quantum Cowboy
Beck
Analog
Siding
A Condensed History of Beauty
Pegasus
Antimatter
Dreadful Chapter Four
Allegory
Affirmation
Future Booth
Raptor
Dreadful Chapter Five
Seven Chimeras
Act V, scene iv
Calumet
Complaint
Dreadful Chapter Six
Like a Tree
Exodusman
Missive
Canis Apologetica
Dreadful Chapter Seven
The Bootleggers
Feud
Schism
Look Away
Airlift, 1971
Braves
Eclipse
Raid
Reserve
Dovetail
A Dream of Ash and Soot
Pilgrims
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