On a Wing of the Sun

On a Wing of the Sun

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Winner of the American Book Award, the Pushcart Prize, the Stanley Hanks Memorial Poetry Award (judged by Philip Levine), and the Oklahoma Book Award, Jim Barnes has been hailed as "a masterful poet, a most worthy voice for his generation" (Samuel Maio) and "one of the finest poets now writing in the United States" (David Ray). This generous volume brings together for the first time three acclaimed collections of Barnes's poetry: "The American Book of the Dead", "A Season of Loss", and "La Plata Cantata".show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 152.9 x 228.6 x 19.3mm | 394.63g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252070151
  • 9780252070150

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"It is a deep new pleasure to come on a poet with the imaginative boldness of Jim Barnes." -- James Dickey "Throughout his writing Barnes shows poise and a feeling for drama. His language is compelling and allusive, his tone often mysterious. But he never deals in obscurities. Instead, he has consciously developed a flexible, almost prosy style that is tightened into poetry by the sheer force of his syntax. Above all, Barnes is a capable explorer of self and society ... a tough, discriminating voice." -- G. E. Murray, Chicago Sun-Times "Whatever the setting--a bus depot in Arizona, a lonely highway in Nevada or Wyoming, a tavern in Oregon or a small town in Missouri--Barnes's Midwestern and Western America is unique and authentic." -- Charles Guenther, St. Louis Post-Dispatch "[The American Book of the Dead is] a book of enduring poems, of vision and immeasurable risk that takes its place among our generation's lasting and responsible poetry." -- Martin D. Lammon, New Lettersshow more