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Otherwise collects a lifetime's work by one of contemporary poetry's most cherished talents. Opening with twenty new poems and including generous selections from Jane Kenyon's four previous books—From Room to Room, The Boat of Quiet Hours, Let Evening Come, and Constance—this collection was selected and arranged by Kenyon herself—alongside her husband, the esteemed poet Donald Hall—shortly before her death in April 1995.

This extensive gathering reveals a scrupulously crafted body of work in which poem after poem achieves a rare and somber grace. Light and shade are never far apart in these telling narratives of life and love and work at the poet's rural New Hampshire home. The shadow of depression in Kenyon's verse, which grew much darker and longer at certain intervals, has the force and heft of a spiritual presence—a god, demon, angel. Yet her work emphasizes the constant effort of her imagination to confront and even find redemption in suffering. However quiet or domesticated or subtle in her moods and methods, Kenyon was a poet who sought to discover the extraordinary within the ordinary, and her poems continue to make this discovery. As Hall writes in the afterword to Otherwise, we share "her joy in the body and the creation, in flowers, music, and paintings, in hayfields and a dog."

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"Otherwise" collects a lifetime's work of poetry by one of America's best-loved poets. Opening with 20 new poems and including generous selections from Jane Kenyon's four previous books, this collection was selected and arranged by Kenyon shortly before her death in April 1995. An ALA Notable Book.

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Opening with twenty new poems, Otherwise continues with generous selections from the late Jane Kenyon's previous books.

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Jane Kenyon was born in 1947. She published four books of poetry and translated the work of Anna Akhmatova. Among the awards she received for her work were a Guggenheim Fellowship and the PEN Voelcker Award. She died of leukemia in 1995.

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Deborah Fochler, November 14, 2007 (view all comments by Deborah Fochler)
If you enjoy poetry - you will LOVE this collection. They speak to your very soul and will touch your heart and change you forever. A captivating beautiful collection about life, death, love, loss and all our days on this earth and beyond. One I will keep and cherish. Probably read to my grandchildren one day. If you dont like poetry, it just may change your mind and convert you into a poetry lover.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781555972660
Subtitle:
Selected Poems
Author:
Kenyon, Jane
Author:
Hall, Donald E.
Author:
Hall, Donald
Afterword by:
Hall, Donald
Afterword:
Hall, Donald
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry (poetic works by one author)
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
19970801
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
230
Dimensions:
10.54 x 5.12 x 0.7 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Otherwise" collects a lifetime's work of poetry by one of America's best-loved poets. Opening with 20 new poems and including generous selections from Jane Kenyon's four previous books, this collection was selected and arranged by Kenyon shortly before her death in April 1995. An ALA Notable Book.
"Synopsis" by , Opening with twenty new poems, Otherwise continues with generous selections from the late Jane Kenyon's previous books.
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