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Night Music Poems

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ISBN-10: 0395925703

ISBN-13: 9780395925706

Edition: 1999

Authors: HarperCollins Publishers, Peter Davison, Edward Hirsch

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Selected by Peter Davison with an introduction by Edward Hirsch. Sissman was a true phenomenon in American poetry. He published his first book, a collection of antic, autobiographical episodes in blank verse, in 1968. Eight years and three books later, he died of Hodgkin's disease at the age of forty-eight. Of Sissman's remarkable final poems John Updike wrote, "What other poet had ever given such wry and unblinking witness to his own dying? His poetry gave back to life more generously than he had received, and carried his beautiful wit into darkness undimmed." Now Sissman's longtime editor, Peter Davison, has selected from his lifework the essential poems--the essence of an American…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 2/17/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Parents in Winter
East Congress and McDougall Streets, Detroit, May 25
Henley, July 4: 1914-1964
A College Room: Lowell R-34, 1945
The Museum of Comparative Zoology
Stillman Infirmary
In and Out: Severance of Connections, 1946
In and Out: A Home Away from Home, 1947
The Tree Warden
Our Literary Heritage
Just a Whack at Empson
Dear George Orwell, 1950-1965
Peace Comes to Still River, Mass
The Marschallin, Joy Street, July 3, 1949
Sondra Dead or Alive
Man and Wife
Two Happenings in Boston
The West Forties: Morning, Noon, and Night
The Nanny Boat, 1957
Love-Making; April; Middle Age
Dying: An Introduction
Canzone: Aubade
A Deathplace
Small Space
Visiting Chaos
Safety at Forty: or, An Abecedarian Takes a Walk
Solo, Head Tide
The Village: The Seasons
A War Requiem
The Big Rock-Candy Mountain
Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen: A Mouth-organ Tune
In Bardbury
A Loss of Largess; Its Recapture (And Point After)
J. J.'s Levee, 1946
Love Day, 1945
At the Bar, 1948
A Late Good Night
Cockaigne: A Dream
Three American Dreams: A Suite in Phillips House
December 27, 1966
Homage to Clotho: A Hospital Suite
Cancer: A Dream
Tras Os Montes
A Note on the Text