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Father of the Predicaments

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ISBN-10: 0819565067

ISBN-13: 9780819565068

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: Heather McHugh

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Available now in paperback, The Father of the Predicaments is Heather McHugh's first book since Hinge & Sign was selected as a National Book Award finalist and chosen a Best Book of the Year by the New York Times and Publishers Weekly. In this witty and deeply felt collection, McHugh takes her cue from Aristotle, who wrote that "the father of the predicaments is being." For McHugh, being is intimately, though perhaps not ultimately, bound to language, and these poems cut to the quick, delivering their revelations with awesome precision
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Book details

List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 11/29/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 86
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.96" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.308

Yusef Komunyakka's eleven books of poems include Thieves of Paradise, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, and Neon Vernacular, for which he received the Pulitzer Prize. He teaches at Princeton University and lives in New York City.

Not a Prayer
Not Unterrified
Past All Understanding
Moon and TV
One Woe
Three To's and an Oi
Questions for the Moon (after Rainer Maria Rilke)
The Father of the Predicaments
For Raya
Spill of Howl
Ghazal of the Better-Unbegun
So Thick?
My Hexahedron Mated with His Cone
The Starrier the Scarier
Wise Ease
Out of Mind
Mens in the West
If Only
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Sun Grounded in Sky-Pool
Dust Jacket
Neitherer Brings Charges
The Brink
The Gulf Between the Given and the Gift
Not So Fast
A Night Is All
Ein Ander
The Water
Deposition of the Seer
A Salt: Three Variations on Five Senses
Cartographer at Home
Open Air
Interior (after Paul Valery)
Qua Qua Qua
Etymological Dirge