Poetry

Tales from Ovid

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ISBN: 9780374525873
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - March 30th, 1999

Every now and then, a book of verse wanders into our line of sight, reminding us that metaphor is one of the founding pillars of poetry. Hughes' Tales from Ovid is such a book. For instance, in the tale of Erysichthon, hunger is personified, described as 'raking with her nails/ To bare the root of a tiny rock-wort/ Till her teeth could catch and tear it./ In shape and colour her face was a skull, blueish/ Her lips a stretched hole of frayed leather/ Over bleeding'


Wild Iris

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ISBN: 9780880013345
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Published: Ecco - November 1st, 1993

A beautiful and mysterious book by Vermont's poet laureate. Here, along side the quiet, often pain-filled reflections of the speaker, the voices of nature are also given their say. Winner of the 1993 Pulitzer Prize.


Less Than One

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ISBN: 9780374520557
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - May 1st, 1987

Brodsky's essays are brilliant, quirky, piercing, and wildly readable. His explanations of poems and discussions of poets are provocative and original; his pieces on his own life, memory, and writing in a second language are fascinating.


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