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Contradance (Phoenix Poets)

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In a country where much of the prominent poetry seeks to affirm the fleeting present and its changing values, John Peck’s poetry comes as an important, if unlikely, gift. Peck’s verse deals the cards of the fragmentary, ideogramic, juxtapositional, and elliptical through the deck of normally discursive syntax. Echoing late high Modernism, Peck’s work, in the words of novelist Joseph McElroy, is “a way of seeing things,” confident “in the packed vividness of the referential.” Avoiding the narrow identity- or group-specific viewpoint of some of his contemporaries, Peck invites us to enter the larger humanscape and unearth with him unnoticed connections to our shared past and to one another. In Contradance, his ninth collection, Peck’s passion for inquiry and historical reflection has never been stronger or more beautifully embodied. 

About the Author

John Peck is a freelance editor and translator and a practicing Jungian analyst. He is the author of eight books of poems, most recently of Red Strawberry Leaf: Selected Poems, 1994–2001, published in the Phoenix Poets series by the University of Chicago Press, and a cotranslator of C. G. Jung’s The Red Book.
 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Centuries

Dawn Renga

Canticle of the Winepress

Flowers and Birds of the Four Seasons . . .

Society of Friends

Giovanni, would you . . .

To the One Who Stole My Box of Tools

Club W.

Avedon in his last days . . .

New York Sonnets

     The Battle of Anghiari

     To Melville with Pry-Bar

     Aquarius

     Green, Yellow, Red

     I Hear You Calling

     Philosophia, East 65th Street

     A Bridge Beneath

     Inwood Hill

     The Project

     Children's Zoo

     Vitrine

     The Web in Central Park

     Anfiteatro Flaviano

     The Chrysler Building, Met Life, Trump Tower

     Liber Studiorum

Hammonassett, Connecticut

A Veteran

Duchess

Book of Serenity

Fire

Papyrus Fragment Egerton 2

1618

From the Factory in Wolfsburg

Incomings

Four Rivers and the Pennsy Yards

Contradance

Out of strife, peace: . . .

Venice's last . . .

Across and through— . . .

R. M. R.

Book of the Dead? We Have No Book of the Dead

Violin

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226652924
Author:
Peck, John
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Phoenix Poets
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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