Union

Union

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By (author) Don Share

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  • Publisher: Eyewear Publishing
  • Format: Hardback | 70 pages
  • Dimensions: 132mm x 200mm x 18mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 4 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1908998105
  • ISBN 13: 9781908998101
  • Sales rank: 1,229,743

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?First UK edition, and re-issue, of an award-winning American book ?Poems of love and death, and America ?Brilliantly crafted, funny poems from one of America's leading poet-editors

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Don Share is Senior Editor of Poetry magazine in Chicago. His books include Seneca in English (Penguin Classics), and most recently a new book of poems, Wishbone (Black Sparrow), and Bunting's Persia (Flood Editions), a 2012 Guardian Book of the Year and Paris Review Editors' Choice selection; he has also edited a critical edition of Bunting's work for Faber and Faber. His translations of Miguel Hernndez, collected in I Have Lots of Heart (Bloodaxe Books) were awarded the Times Literary Supplement / Society of Authors Translation Prize and Premio Valle Incln, and will appear in a revised edition from New York Review of Books Classics.

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Share is one of the more gifted craftsmen we have writing in America today. - Erin Belieu, Boston Review

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"We fought America in ourselves," Don Share writes, and Union suggests - in exquisitely lyrical gestures - the breadth and depth of our public and private, civil and uncivil wars. These quietly powerful poems range from the gritty intrigues of New York City to subsistence farms, where "the dogs are in charge." Along the way, they witness the vestiges of place embodied in the "lazy-built, leaky drawl" of regional accents and the eloquence of artifacts that comprised an epoch - the Triptiks, Reader's Digest Condensed, Castro Convertibles, and Olds 88 of post World War II American culture. But Union also sings the eternal concerns of love and time, death and longing. And "sing" is the right verb for Share's passionate, richly realized work. Few poets manage such dexterous and fresh music. Few books are as lovely or profound. - Alice Fulton