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Ninety-fifth Street : poems

Author: John Koethe
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In his eighth book of poems, John Koethe offers readers the reflections of a poet in midlife, an "aging child of sixty-two," passionately engaged with the world yet drawn to meditate on memory, time, and the mysteries of human existence. In Ninety-fifth Street, Koethe retraces narratives from his life and moves across various landscapes he once inhabited; in his hands these stories and places become poems of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: American poetry
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Koethe
ISBN: 9780061768231 0061768235
OCLC Number: 297222748
Description: x, 80 pages : portrait ; 23 cm
Contents: Chester --
Home --
The lath house --
Belmont Park --
Fear of the future --
The recluse --
On happiness --
Persistent feelings --
The Menomonee Valley --
Clouds --
European love story --
The yacht clubs --
Creation myths --
Karl-Marx-Allee --
Potsdam --
The adagio --
Venetian coda --
"As I woke up one morning" --
The distinguished thing --
These magic moments --
North Cambridge --
This is Lagos --
Ninety-fifth Street.
Other Titles: 95th Street
Responsibility: John Koethe.

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"In his eighth book of poems, John Koethe offers readers the reflections of a poet in midlife, an "aging child of sixty-two," passionately engaged with the world yet drawn to meditate on memory, time, and the mysteries of human existence. In Ninety-fifth Street, Koethe retraces narratives from his life and moves across various landscapes he once inhabited; in his hands these stories and places become poems of beauty, feeling, and poignant candor." "Disarmingly conversational and always accessible, these new poems offer the pleasures of a lucid intelligence and a distinctive poetic voice, by turns contemplative and worldly, lyrical, witty, and elegiac"--

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