Littlefoot

Littlefoot, the eighteenth book from one of this country's most acclaimed poets, is an extended meditation on mortality, on the narrator's search of the skies for a road map and for last instructions on "the other side of my own death.

Littlefoot

After the end of something, there comes another end, This one behind you, and far away. Only a lifetime can get you to it, and then just barely. Littlefoot, the eighteenth book from one of this country's most acclaimed poets, is an extended meditation on mortality, on the narrator's search of the skies for a road map and for last instructions on "the other side of my own death." Following the course of one year, the poet's seventieth, we witness the seasons change over his familiar postage stamps of soil, realizing that we are reflected in them, that the true affinity is between writer and subject, human and nature, one becoming the other, as the river is like our blood, "it powers on, / out of sight, out of mind." Seeded with lyrics of old love songs and spirituals, here we meet solitude, resignation, and a glad cry that while a return to the beloved earth is impossible, "all things come from splendor," and the urgent question that the poet can't help but ask: "Will you miss me when I'm gone?

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Littlefoot
Language: en
Pages: 104
Authors: Charles Wright
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-07-29 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

After the end of something, there comes another end, This one behind you, and far away. Only a lifetime can get you to it, and then just barely. Littlefoot, the eighteenth book from one of this country's most acclaimed poets, is an extended meditation on mortality, on the narrator's search
Charles Wright in Conversation
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Robert D. Denham
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-21 - Publisher: McFarland

Because Charles Wright occupies a large space in contemporary American poetry, it is only natural that his readers over the years have wanted to engage him in conversation and discover more about his career and inspirations. In this collection of richly detailed interviews conducted between 1979 and 2006, Wright eloquently
The FSG Poetry Anthology
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Jonathan Galassi, Robyn Creswell
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-11-23 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

To honor FSG's 75th anniversary, here is a unique anthology celebrating the riches and variety of its poetry list—past, present, and future Poetry has been at the heart of Farrar, Straus and Giroux's identity ever since Robert Giroux joined the fledgling company in the mid-1950s, soon bringing T. S. Eliot,
PRISMATICS: LARRY LEVIS & CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN POETRY
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Gregory Donovan, Michele Poulos
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-03-04 - Publisher: Diode Editions

Prismatics: Larry Levis & Contemporary American Poetry is a collection of the full-length transcriptions of the extended interviews Gregory Donovan and Michele Poulos conducted with a group of America’s most notable poets—including two U.S. Poet Laureates—in making the documentary film A Late Style of Fire: Larry Levis, American Poet. These
Visiting Wallace
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: Dennis Barone, James Finnegan
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-01 - Publisher: University of Iowa Press

The poetry of Wallace Stevens has inspired generations of poets of every school. Here, for the first time, is assembled an astonishing variety of poems, by a full range of poets, inspired by Stevens’s life and work. In its own way, each poem exhibits the torque and feel of his