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Exigent futures : new and selected poems

Author: Michael Heller
Publisher: Applecross, W.A. : Salt, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book gathers together poems from four of Michael Heller's major collections along with some new work from this remarkable poet. An air of profound elegy, loss and remembrance permeates Heller's  Read more...


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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Heller, Michael, 1937-
Exigent futures.
Applecross, W.A. : Salt, 2003
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Heller
ISBN: 187685751X 9781876857516
OCLC Number: 52330393
Description: 166 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: from Accidental Center In the Difficulties Pressure: Maro Spring Paragraphs The Body: A Fable The Autumn of Apollinaire Incontinence from Knowledge Knowledge Florida Letter Question and Answer before Threnody Bialystok Stanzas After Montale The Mind's Return Postulates Stanzas om Mount Elbert Near Guernsey, Wyoming On the Beach from In the Builded Place Father Parmenides Moon Study Coral Stanzas The Bright Light at the Point The Acoustics of Emptiness Well-Dressing Rounds Mythos of Logos After Plato Homer Timeless In Central Park Jury Duty in Manhattan Adulation Strophes from the Writings of Walter Benjamin For Paul Blackburn In the School Outside a Classroom in Nerja Tourist's Cave Statue: Jardin du Luxembourg Climb to an Ancient Chateau in France Fifty-Three Rue Notra Dame de Nazareth Accidental Meeting with an Israeli Poet Palestine In a Dark Time, On his Grandfather For Uncle Nat Constellations of Waking Two Swans in a Meadow by the Sea A Night for Chinese Poets January Nights Late Visit Being at East Hampton This Many Colored Brush Which Once forced the Elements Water, Heads, Hamptons Partitions Miami Waters Father Studies In Elegiacs, Birds of Florida from Wordflow Lecture with Celan Leaving the Museum Stanzas at Maresfield Gardens Without Ozymandias At the Muse's Tomb In Paris Prony's Calculations Thinking of Mary Partents' Grave One Day, What you Said to Yourself She To Postmodernity Classical Theme Sag Harbor, Whitman, as if an Ode New Poems Cyclical "We cano only wish valeat quantum valere potest." Autobiographia Winter Notes, East End
Responsibility: Michael Heller.


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The formal and thematic tension here creates a nearly elegiac tone.... Abstract ideas are juxtaposed with imagery of earth and sea, and nature becomes a symbol of human drama - passionate, unbridled. Read more...

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