The Selected Poems

The Selected Poems

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To the "visions of clarity and terror" in that volume the poet now adds the most important poems from his three books published since. The resulting collection is the essential starting place for new readers, the quarry for those familiar with his work. Among the new poems is "Easter Morning," which the critic Helen Vendler called "a classic poem ...a revelation."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 10mm | 180g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Expanded Edition
  • 0393303969
  • 9780393303964
  • 660,140

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A.R. Ammons's new selection of his work once again, as the critic Harold Bloom wrote of the earlier edition, 'makes available the very best of him.' To the 'visions of clarity and terror' in that volume the poet now adds the most important poems from his three books published since. The resulting collection is the essential starting place for new readers, the quarry for those familiar with his work. Among the new poems is 'Easter Morning.' which the critic Helen Vendler called 'a classic poem, a revelation.
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About A. R. Ammons

A. R. Ammons's (1926-2001) honors include the National Book Award (twice), the National Book Critics Circle Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Frost Medal, and the Bollingen Prize.
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