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Axe Handles: Poems

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Publisher Comments:

This book was Snyder's first collection of poetry after Turtle Island, for which he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1974. The poems in Axe Handles reveal the roots of community in the family, and also explore the transmission of cultural values and knowledge. Above all, these are poems about language--that is, language as the preeminent manifestation of culture. In the title poem, we read: "I am an axe / And my son a handle, soon / To be shaping again, model / And tool, craft of culture, / How we go on."

Review:

"Axe Handles presents poems that reflect a fine balance between physical reality and inner insight. Snyder emphasizes natural cycles, sees the oneness of things rather than their separateness, observes directly without pretense or arrogance....His sense of the history of land and cultures and his ability to write as both the Worker and the Thinker create a fertile whole." Los Angeles Times Book Review

About the Author

Steve Hogan is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Interview, Small Press, and elsewhere. Lee Hudson, a writer and researcher, was the founder and first director of the New York City Mayor's Office for the Lesbian and Gay Community. Both live in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780865471207
Subtitle:
Poems
Author:
Snyder, Gary
Publisher:
North Point Press
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author - American (General)
Subject:
General Poetry
Copyright:
Series Volume:
Bd. 247
Publication Date:
19820101
Binding:
TP
Language:
English
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.72x6.04x.34 in. .38 lbs.

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"Review" by , "Axe Handles presents poems that reflect a fine balance between physical reality and inner insight. Snyder emphasizes natural cycles, sees the oneness of things rather than their separateness, observes directly without pretense or arrogance....His sense of the history of land and cultures and his ability to write as both the Worker and the Thinker create a fertile whole."
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