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Poetry Comes Up Where It Can free pdf Walk with this book to find some of the unexpected places where poetry can flourish. Discover poetry growing "where it can", in the infinite and in the microscopic: in the "star-gazing, star-thinking star-dreaming ... Milky Way", and "in minute invisible architectures ... of snowflake sculpture reality"- in mountain passes where "gold leaves spill and spin like doubloons", and in the grizzly, "hunger-hearted and ugly, a horrible beauty, / a hairy breath of berry-laced and blood-hot red, / hunter and hunted, and hated"- in the city where "birds ... survive to sing about sun- / light straining through the gritty breath / of New York", and in wilderness that has "no nakedness", that is "lovely because it is empty".

The poems in this anthology first appeared in The Amicus Journal, the quarterly publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Selected by the journal's poetry editor, Brian Swann, they represent a broad array of responses to the natural world -- from warning to celebration -- by some of our most distinguished poets, including Wendell Berry, Michael Dorris, Denise Levertov, Mary Oliver, Pattiann Rogers, and William Stafford. All grapple with issues of nature and the environment from the perspective of the final decade of the millennium and remind us that we can be dazzled both by nature and by the poetry that explores the natural world.

About Brian Swann

Brian Swannis professor of English at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. In addition to his scholarly work on Native American literature, he is the author of numerous volumes of poetry, fiction, and books for children. His recent publications include"Wearing the Morning Star: Versions of Native American Song-poems"and"Turtle and the Race Around the Lake.""

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Author : Brian Swann
Publisher : University of Utah Press
Data Published : 01 February 2000
ISBN : 0874806445
EAN : 9780874806441
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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