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ISBN-10: 0300093632

ISBN-13: 9780300093636

Edition: 2002

Authors: Sean Singer, W. S. Merwin

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The poems in this book, this year's winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, are playful, experimental, jazz-influenced, they delight in sound and approach the more abstract pleasures of music.
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 11/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 96
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.330
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
The Old Record
Photo of John Coltrane, 1963
Ellingtonia
Silver Gelatin
Scintillatingly Armstrong
The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations Millennium General Assembly
Robert Johnson (the film, the car ride, & the ghost)
"Musical shape is the memory of movement"
Who Can Stay the Bottles of Heaven?
Billie, Later
Frida Kahlo
The Fine Satin of the Eureka Brass Band
Lena Horne and Billy Strayhorn in Her Dressing Room
But Beautiful
The Clarinet
Inside the Keith Jarrett Trio
Transference of the Blues Dynamism
Susie Ibarra as a Butterfly
False Love
The Garden of Delights
Singer Finds His Own Name Among the Dead
"But truly I do fear it"
The Tiger Interior
Goat Moving Through a Boa Constrictor
The Exact Diagrams of German Professors
The Golem
A History of Ota Benga
Loss
The Burghers of Calais
Krekhtsn
Dear Singer
S.S.S.S.
Bouquet with Flying Lovers
The Noise
Poem
Poem with Memories
Home
The Emotional Content of Inner Organs
Self
The Gift
A Significant Poem
Finding Love as an Equation
A Soul
Loss
The Vocal Fabric of the Soprano
"Dear heart, how like you this?"
It Moves So Slowly That It Does Not Move
Poem with Groucho Marx Refrains
Singer and Circumcision
The Sweet Obsession Bleeds from Singer
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Notes