Murakami Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Q&A | August 19, 2014

Richard Kadrey: IMG Powell’s Q&A: Richard Kadrey



Describe your latest book. The Getaway God is the sixth book in the Sandman Slim series. In it, the very unholy nephilim, James Stark, aka Sandman... Continue »
  1. $17.49 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$10.00
List price: $18.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
1 Partner Warehouse General- General

More copies of this ISBN

Nightworks : Poems 1962-2000 ((2ND)00 Edition)

by

Nightworks : Poems 1962-2000 ((2ND)00 Edition) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Please note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.

Publisher Comments:

Marvin Bell is at the peak of his formidable powers. Long recognized as one of America’s liveliest poetic in-novators, he has said in a recent interview, "I want to do something beyond convention, beyond accepted levels of skill, beyond the expected, beyond the predictable, beyond the wholly welcome."

Nightworks is truly beyond the usual fare, and critics have praised it as "a major event," "long overdue,"and "essential." As the definitive collection of Bell’s 40-year career, it combines new poems with choice selections from all of his previous books, including the now-infamous voice of the Dead Man:

I am the poet of skulls without why or wherefore.

I didn’t ask to be this or that, one way or another, just a young

man of words.

Words that grew in sandy soil, words that fit scrub trees and

beach grass.

Sentenced to work alone where there is often no one to talk to.

The poetry of skulls demands complicity of the reader, that the

reader put words in the skull’s mouth.

The reader must put water and beer in the mouth, and music in the

ears, and fan the air for aromas to enter the nostrils.

The reader must take these lost heads to heart…

—from "Skulls"

"Marvin Bell’s career has been substantial [and] Nightworks reminds us just how distinctive his voice has been all along—how prophetic, how candid, how rigorously philosophical. He enlarges our understanding of what poetry can do."—The Georgia Review

Marvin Bell has taught for nearly 40 years at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He is the first and current Poet Laureate of Iowa.

Synopsis:

Marvin Bell has the largest heart since Walt Whitman.--Harvard Review

Synopsis:

Poetry. NIGHTWORKS is the definitive collection of Marvin Bell's 40-year-career, it combines new poems with choice selections from all his previous books. Truly beyond the usual fare, critics have praised NIGHTWORKS as "a major event," "long overdue," and "essential." "Marvin Bell's career has been substantial [and] NIGHTWORKS reminds us just how distinctive his voice has been all along-how prophetic, how candid, how rigorously philosophical. He enlarges our understanding of what poetry can do"-The Georgia Review.

About the Author

Marvin Bell, author of fifteen volumes of poetry and prose, is a distinguished poet and influential teacher who for the past 35 years has served as a faculty member at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. In 2000, the State of Iowa named him its first Poet Laureate.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781556591808
Author:
Bell, Marvin
Publisher:
Copper Canyon Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Other books you might like

  1. Above the River: The Complete Poems Used Trade Paper $14.50
  2. Selected Poems Used Trade Paper $6.50
  3. The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara Used Trade Paper $17.00
  4. Sun Under Wood
    Used Trade Paper $7.95
  5. Meditations in an Emergency New Trade Paper $14.00
  6. Poems 1968-1998 Sale Trade Paper $9.98

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

Nightworks : Poems 1962-2000 ((2ND)00 Edition) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$10.00 In Stock
Product details 304 pages Copper Canyon Press - English 9781556591808 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Marvin Bell has the largest heart since Walt Whitman.--Harvard Review
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. NIGHTWORKS is the definitive collection of Marvin Bell's 40-year-career, it combines new poems with choice selections from all his previous books. Truly beyond the usual fare, critics have praised NIGHTWORKS as "a major event," "long overdue," and "essential." "Marvin Bell's career has been substantial [and] NIGHTWORKS reminds us just how distinctive his voice has been all along-how prophetic, how candid, how rigorously philosophical. He enlarges our understanding of what poetry can do"-The Georgia Review.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.