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These are powerfully original poems about the sweetness and pain of adulthood and fatherhood by the critically acclaimed poet Dan Chiasson.

A childs improvised game of “Wheres the moon, Theres the moon” is the shaping metaphor for this collection, but adult matters of seeking and finding, loss and recovery, anticipation and desires uncertain rewards are at its heart. Chiasson makes poignant use of objects and natures givens as correlatives for our human struggles: “Being near me never made anyone a needle,” he writes in “Thread,” and in the poem titled “Tree,” “All day I waited to be blown; / then someone cut me down.” In the title sequence, a multipart poem about fathers and sons, Chiasson describes the ways the gift for being absent, a poets gift, is passed from father to son, as he watches his own children sink into the enigmatic silences that mimic his own—silences that he, in turn, connects with his own fathers disappearance from his life.

Chiasson is a poet of great grief and love. In this third book, his voice is more commanding than ever, embracing the notion of how small—yet how rich and significant—are our individual stories in time and space.

About the Author

Dan Chiasson was educated at Amherst College and Harvard University. He is the author of two previous collections of poetry, The Afterlife of Objects and Natural History, and a book of criticism, One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America. His essays on poetry appear widely, and he serves as a poetry editor of The Paris Review. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an Academy Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a Whiting Writers Award, Chiasson teaches at Wellesley College and lives in Sudbury, Massachusetts.

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Chiasson, Dan
Knopf Publishing Group
Father and child
American - General
General Poetry
Poetry-A to Z
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