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The Book of Men and Women (Pacific Northwest Poetry)

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Publisher Comments:

David Biespiel's energetic language, so varied and musical and precise, is quite unmatched by that of other contemporary poets. The Book of Men and Women is his second collection in the Pacific Northwest Poetry Series, and as always he is the master of the long line, his words strung across its reach as tightly as beads. But new poems in this book explore the intimacies of the shorter line as well and display Biespiel's formal inventiveness and emotional range.

The Book of Men and Women addresses our time and human condition in ways both domestic and global. The first section of the book is filled with the wonderful agitation of spell-making language. The poems are connected to the social and historical world, and yet at the same time, they prepare us for the mythic story about men and women that is promised in the book's title. The second section is more formally restrained and as such imbues the speaker with the distinction and melancholy gravitas that characterize the collection. We see this in the remarkable and fully imagined tour de force, "William Clark's Sonnets."

The book concludes with a series of autobiographical poems that confront the frailties of love and desire with unflinching intimacy and gratitude. These last poems, composed during an intense three-month period of writing, as well as the other poems in this remarkable volume, showcase Biespiel at the very top of his form.

Review:

"Biespiel is a true poetic innovator." The Portland Mercury

Review:

"[Biespiel] writes with a belief in the redemptive powers of poetry." Choice

About the Author

David Biespiel is the author of Shattering Air and Wild Civility. He divides his teaching time among Oregon State University; the Pacific Lutheran University M.F.A. Program in Tacoma, Washington; Wake Forest University in North Carolina; and at The Attic Writers' Workshop in Portland, Oregon, where he is director and writer-in-residence. His honors include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in literature, a Lannan Fellowship, a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in Poetry, and a Pacific Northwest Booksellers Award. He is also editor of Poetry Northwest magazine.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780295989143
Author:
Biespiel, David
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Numbered
Series:
Pacific Northwest Poetry
Series Volume:
09
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
9.40x6.36x.49 in. .64 lbs.

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