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Jersey Rain Poems

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ISBN-10: 0374527725

ISBN-13: 9780374527723

Edition: N/A

Authors: Robert Pinsky

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Cathartic, refreshing new work by the American favorite Tiptoe on the globe. Gazing nowhere in particular, the slender Thunderer surrounded by thunder, Fire zigzag in his grasp, labeled "Spirit Of Communication"---unhistorical, Pure, the merciless messenger. --from "A Phonebook Cover Hermes of the Nineteen-forties" Innovative, engaging poems from a leading American poet. Stone wheel that sharpens the blade that mows the grain,Wheel of the sunflower turning, wheel that turnsThe spiral press that squeezes the oil expressedFrom shale or olives. Particles that turn mudOn the potter's wheel that spins to form the vesselThat holds the oil that drips to cool the blade.--from "Biography"Jersey…    
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/16/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.132

Robert Pinsky was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, and studied at Rutgers and Stanford Universities. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Wellesley College, and the University of California, Berkeley. For several years the poetry editor of The New Republic, he has won the Oscar Blumenthal Prize (1978) and Woodrow Wilson and Fulbright grants. His book of criticism, The Situation of Poetry: Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions (1976), is referred to often. He has argued for, and written, a poetry of discursiveness, one that can treat abstract thought and social reality as well as subjectivity and deep emotion.

Samurai Song
Ode to Meaning
Autumn Quartet
An Alphabet of My Dead
The Haunted Ruin
To the Phoenix
A Phonebook Cover Hermes of the Nineteen-forties
The Cycles
Porch Steps
The Superb Lily
Summer in Saratoga Springs
To Television
The Green Piano
Steel Drum Variations
The Hall
The Tragic Chorus
In Memory of Congresswoman Barbara Jordan
At the Worcester Museum
The Knight's Prayer
Jersey Rain