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    Poetry Comes Up Where It Can: An Anthology: Poems from the Amicus Journal, 1990-2000 (Paperback) Edited by Brian Swann, Foreword by Mary Oliver

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    DescriptionWalk 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 the nation's most distinguished poets. Included is work by American poets Wendell Berry, Michael Dorris, Denise Levertov, Mary Oliver, Pattiann Rogers, and William Stafford, as well as work from poets in Australia and Mexico. All grapple with issues of nature and the environment from the perspective of the final decade of the millennium. These poems remind us that we can be dazzled both by nature and by the poetry that explores the natural world.

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    Poetry Comes Up Where It Can
    An Anthology: Poems from the Amicus Journal, 1990-2000
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Brian Swann, Foreword by Mary Oliver
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 168
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 284 g
    ISBN 13: 9780874806441
    ISBN 10: 0874806445

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
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    BISAC V2.8: POE001000
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    BISAC V2.8: POE005010
    LC classification: PS595.N22 P636 2000
    University of Utah Press,U.S.
    Imprint name
    University of Utah Press,U.S.
    Publication date
    24 February 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Salt Lake City
    Author Information
    Brian Swann is 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."
    Review quote
    "You can dip in anywhere and come face-to-face with a clear-eyed, accessible, and luminous encounter in the realm of nature.... This book will serve as your friend for the backyard, the study, the city, or the forest.""--Book Sense"