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What Goes on: Selected & New Poems: 1995-2009

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Publisher Comments:

"Good poems are triumphs over the unlikely," Stephen Dunn says. "They make us pay attention in new ways." In his second new and selected collection, Dunn subtly enlarges our sense of possibility. His new poems, suffused with affection and rue for our world, occasionally address the metaphysical, as in these lines--

from "Talk to God"

Ease into your misgivings

Ask him if in his weakness

he was ever responsible

for a pettiness--some weather, say,

brought in to show who's boss

when no one seemed sufficiently moved

by a sunset or the shape of an egg.

Ask him if when he gave us desire

he had underestimated its power.

Synopsis:

Brilliant new poems and an expansive gathering from six collections by a Pulitzer Prize winner celebrated as "indispensable."

Synopsis:

What Goes Ondisplays the evolving style and sensibility of a major award-winning poet, and a traceable growth that has blossomed into a provocative confrontation with questions of consciousness and existence. Stephen Dunn"s poems probe life"s big questions without ever losing sight of the significance of the mundane.

Synopsis:

Good poems are triumphs over the unlikely, Stephen Dunn says. Theymake us pay attention in newways. In hissecond new andselected collection, Dunn subtlyenlarges our sense of possibility. His newpoems, suffused with affectionand rue for our world, occasionally address the metaphysical, as in these lines-fromTalk to GodEaseintoyour misgivingsAsk him if in his weaknesshe was everresponsiblefor apettiness-some weather, say, brought in toshow who's bosswhen no one seemed sufficientlymovedby a sunset or the shapeof an egg.Ask him if when he gave usdesirehe hadunderestimated its power.

About the Author

Stephen Dunn's many awards include the Pulitzer Prize for his collection Different Hours. He lives in Frostburg, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393067750
Author:
Dunn, Stephen
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
Dunn, Stephen
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , Brilliant new poems and an expansive gathering from six collections by a Pulitzer Prize winner celebrated as "indispensable."
"Synopsis" by , What Goes Ondisplays the evolving style and sensibility of a major award-winning poet, and a traceable growth that has blossomed into a provocative confrontation with questions of consciousness and existence. Stephen Dunn"s poems probe life"s big questions without ever losing sight of the significance of the mundane.
"Synopsis" by , Good poems are triumphs over the unlikely, Stephen Dunn says. Theymake us pay attention in newways. In hissecond new andselected collection, Dunn subtlyenlarges our sense of possibility. His newpoems, suffused with affectionand rue for our world, occasionally address the metaphysical, as in these lines-fromTalk to GodEaseintoyour misgivingsAsk him if in his weaknesshe was everresponsiblefor apettiness-some weather, say, brought in toshow who's bosswhen no one seemed sufficientlymovedby a sunset or the shapeof an egg.Ask him if when he gave usdesirehe hadunderestimated its power.
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