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Bewilderment : new poems and translations

Author: David Ferry
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012.
Series: Phoenix poets.
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"To read David Ferry's Bewilderment is to be reminded that poetry of the highest order can be made by the subtlest of means. The passionate nature and originality of Ferry's prosodic daring works astonishing transformations that take your breath away. In poem after poem, his diction modulates beautifully between plainspoken high eloquence and colloquial vigor, making his distinctive speech one of the most  Read more...
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Ferry, David.
Bewilderment.
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011050366
(OCoLC)768607305
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Ferry
ISBN: 9780226244907 0226244903
OCLC Number: 801998892
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 113 p.)
Contents: Acknowledgments; One; Narcissus; Found Single-Line Poems; One Two Three Four Five; Soul; Untitled; The Intention of Things; Your Personal God; Two; Dedication to His Book: Catullus I, to Cornelius Nepos; Brunswick, Maine, Early Winter, 2000; Martial I.101; Measure 100; Ancestral Lines; Entreaty; October; Spring: From Virgil, Georgics II (lines 323-45); Anguilla: Eugenio Montale, "L'Anguilla"; In the Reading Room; Three; Coffee Lips; Incubus: At the Supper for Street People; At the Street Corner: Rilke, "Das Lied des Zwerges"; The Late-Hour Poem; At a Bar; To Varus: Horace, Odes I.18 Somebody in a Bar: after Edward HopperIn Despair: Cavafy, "En Apognosi"; Dido in Despair: From Virgil, Aeneid iv (lines 450-73); Catullus II; Virgil, Aeneid II: Lines 250-67; Thermopylae: Cavafy, "Thermopylae"; Four; Street Scene; Willoughby Spit; Everybody's Tree; Five; The Offering of Isaac: From Genesis A, Anglo-Saxon; Six; Reading Arthur Gold's Poem "Chest Cancer"; Reading Arthur Gold's "Trolley Poem"; Reading Arthur Gold's Poem "On the Beach at Asbury"; Reading Arthur Gold's Poem "Rome, December 1973"; Virgil, Aeneid VI: Lines 719-61; Reading Arthur Gold's Prose Poem "Allegory" Looking, Where Is the Mailbox?Seven; Orpheus and Eurydice: From Virgil, Georgics IV (lines 457-527); Lake Water; The White Skunk; Virgil, Aeneid VI: Lines 297-329; That Now Are Wild and Do Not Remember; Untitled Dream Poem; Eight; The Departure from Fallen Troy: From Virgil, Aeneid II (lines 704-44); To Where; Resemblance; Scrim; Poem; The Birds; Notes;
Series Title: Phoenix poets.
Responsibility: David Ferry.

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The author has fully realized both the potential for vocal expressiveness in his phrasing and the way his phrasing plays against - and with - his genius for metrical variation, thus becoming an  Read more...

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"For fifty years [David Ferry] has practiced poetry as if it truly matters to our lives and to our souls - and now his poems have that rare power to wake us up to both." (Christian Wiman)"

 
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