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Talking Into the Ear of a Donkey

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Publisher Comments:

In his richest and most varied collection of poems to date, Robert Bly mines lifelong fascination with poetic form. The poems in Talking into the Ear of a Donkey range from free verse to Bly’s uniquely American version of the famous ghazal form. In the title poem, Bly addresses the “donkey”—possibly poetry itself—which has carried him through a writing life of more than six decades:

from "Talking into the Ear of a Donkey"
      "What has happened to the spring,"
      I cry, "and our legs that were so joyful
      In the bobblings of April?" "Oh, never mind
      About all that," the donkey
      Says. "Just take hold of my mane, so you
      Can lift your lips closer to my hairy ears."

Synopsis:

“The kind of volume anyone should read for the exquisite pleasure of encountering poetry completely under its creator’s tremendous control.”—The Rumpus

About the Author

Robert Bly is the author of more than thirty books of poetry, as well as numerous books of nonfiction and translations. His honors
include the Poetry Society of America’s Frost Medal and the National Book Award. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393343649
Author:
Bly, Robert
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

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