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In this elegant collection, D. Nurkse elegizes a lost father, a foreshortened childhood, and

a young marriage. From the drenched lawns of suburbia to the streets of Brooklyn, he delivers up the small but crucial epiphanies that propel an American coming-of-age and chronicles the development of a tender yet exacting consciousness. As the diversions of childhood prefigure the heartbreak of adulthood, Nurkse captures the exquisite sadness of each small “fall” that carries us further from our early innocence. In the book’s final section, the poet turns to face mortality with a series of stirring poems about illness in midlife. Throughout, Nurkse celebrates the sheer strangeness of our perceptions in a language that is both astute and surpassingly lyrical.

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Synopsis:

A collection by an award-winning poet features pieces in which the writer considers the impact of tragedy and misfortune on young innocence, in a volume that remembers such events as the loss of a father, a foreshortened childhood, and an early marriage. Reprint.

About the Author

D. Nurkse is the author of seven books of poetry. He has received the Whiting Writers’ Award, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, two grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, a Tanne Foundation award, and the Bess Hokin Prize from Poetry. He has also written widely on human rights.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307523365
Publisher:
Knopf
Subject:
Poetry : American - General
Author:
D. Nurkse
Author:
Nurkse, D.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2002
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
99

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Fiction and Poetry » Poetry » A to Z

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Product details 99 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307523365 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A collection by an award-winning poet features pieces in which the writer considers the impact of tragedy and misfortune on young innocence, in a volume that remembers such events as the loss of a father, a foreshortened childhood, and an early marriage. Reprint.
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