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In this radiant new collection, Franz Wright shares his regard for life in all its forms and his belief in the promise of blessing and renewal. As he watches the “Resurrection of the little apple tree outside / my window,” he shakes off his fear of mortality, concluding “what death . . . There is only / mine / or yours,- / but the world / will be filled with the living.” In prayerlike poems he invokes the one “who spoke the world / into being” and celebrates a dazzling universe-snowflakes descending at nightfall, the intense yellow petals of the September sunflower, the planet adrift in a blizzard of stars, the simple mystery of loving other people. As Wright overcomes a natural tendency toward loneliness and isolation, he gives voice to his hope for “the only animal that commits suicide,” and, to our deep pleasure, he arrives at a place of gratitude that is grounded in the earth and its moods.

Review:

"Terse and consistent, Wright's 15th book...returns to the haunted territory of The Beforelife with a wider range of formal tools. Heartfelt but often cryptic poems....His best work may be his least typical." Publishers Weekly

About the Author

Franz Wright was born in Vienna in 1953 and grew up in the Northwest, the Midwest, and Northern California. His most recent works include The Beforelife (which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize) and Ill Lit: Selected & New Poems. He has been the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts grants, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Whiting Fellowship, and the PEN/Voelcker Prize, among other honors. He works at the Edinburg Center for Mental Health and the Center for Grieving Children and Teenagers and lives in Waltham, Massachusetts, with his wife, Elizabeth.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375415180
Publisher:
Knopf
Location:
New York
Author:
Wright, Franz
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Publication Date:
20031014
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
8.82x6.32x.53 in. .59 lbs.

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