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Van Duyn, Mona

Overview
Works: 146 works in 206 publications in 1 language and 6,424 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews 
Roles: Signer, Editor
Classifications: PS3543.A563, 811.54
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posthumous Publications by Mona Van Duyn, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Mona Van Duyn
If it be not I : collected poems, 1959-1982 by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 1,010 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
past several decades Mona Van Duyn has assembled, in a language at once beautiful and exact, one of the most convincing bodies of work in our poetry, a poetry that explores, as Stevens put it, '. . . the metaphysical changes that occur, / Merely in living as and where we live.'"
Near changes : poems by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
7 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 936 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Merciful disguises; published and unpublished poems by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
4 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
To see, to take; poems by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
8 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Firefall : poems by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
the powerful long poems "Falls" and "Delivery," both recalling incidents from childhood and youth, the work in this extraordinary book is that of a poet reaching the depths and heights of her own talent. A companion volume to this one, If It Be Not I: Collected Poems 1959-1982, restores to print in one substantial book all of her work from Merciful Disguises and Letters from a Father
Letters from a father, and other poems by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A time of bees by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
4 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected poems by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
8 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This selection of the author's award-winning work spans four decades. Beginning with her classic Valentines to the Wide World (1959), encompassing the intimate voice of Bedtime Stories (1972) and the moving Letters from a Father (1982), crowned by the life-spanning Firefall (1993), Selected Poems reacquaints us with a poet whose ear is keenly tuned to the music of nature and human conversation. In lively and varied forms, from her minimalist sonnets to her magisterial longer pieces, she captures a multiplicity of worlds within her world, in a tone inflected by both Midwestern pragmatism and a deep metaphysical intelligence. As she contemplates the act of reading in bed, a Rhenish sculpture in the Cloisters, or the loss of her mother, the poet goes beyond context to discover consciousness: an expression of the larger ideas and emotions, finally, the art, in the smallest details of our lives. She was the U.S. poet laureate, 1992-1993
Mona Van Duyn by Mona Van Duyn ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mona Van Duyn reads selections from her poetry, plus one poem by Howard Nemerov
In their own voices a century of recorded poetry by Rebekah Presson Mosby ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poets read their own work, recorded at various times and places
Valentines to the wide world; poems by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1958 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Reading ourselves to sleep ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Laurels : eight women poets ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The world as it is by Mona Van Duyn ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nights and days; poems by James Merrill ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two long poems: "The thousand and second night", and "From the cupola" plus sixteen others
Matters of poetry by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For James Merrill : a birthday tribute ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the Missouri Ozarks by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bedtime stories by Mona Van Duyn ( Book )
1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mona Van Duyn by Mona Van Duyn ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mona Van Duyn reads from her book Near changes and comments on the state of poetry and her general sense of optimism
 
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Alternative Names
Duyn, Mona van
Duyn, Mona van 1921-
Thurston, Mona Van Duyn
Thurston, Mona Van Duyn 1921-
Van Duyn, Mona Jane 1921-
VanDuyn, Mona 1921-
Languages
English (88)
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