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A silence opens : poems

Author: Amy Clampitt
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In her exquisite and profound new collection, Amy Clampitt explores the mysterious point where the familiar touches the unknown. Here are poems of the world's splendor and of nightmare, of remembrance and revelation - of "wetlands glistening at the margin," of the old Greenwich Village crew now in its waning phase, of a spaceship trailing its vaporous frond upward toward discovery." "The "dance of language" (May  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clampitt, Amy.
Silence opens.
New York : Knopf, 1994
(OCoLC)624183109
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Clampitt
ISBN: 0679429972 9780679429975 0679750223 9780679750222
OCLC Number: 28506684
Description: x, 96 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Syrinx --
Discovery --
Hispaniola --
Paumanok --
Matoaka --
Brought from Beyond --
The Underworld of Dante --
Shorebird-Watching --
White --
Green --
Thinking Red --
Nondescript --
The Horned Rampion --
Bayou Afternoon --
In Umbria: A Snapshot --
Birdham --
At Easterly --
Handed Down --
Manhattan --
The War Memorial --
'Eighty-Nine --
At Muker, Upper Swaledale --
Homeland --
Sed de Correr --
A Cadenza --
Seed --
Matrix --
A Silence.
Responsibility: by Amy Clampitt.

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"In her exquisite and profound new collection, Amy Clampitt explores the mysterious point where the familiar touches the unknown. Here are poems of the world's splendor and of nightmare, of remembrance and revelation - of "wetlands glistening at the margin," of the old Greenwich Village crew now in its waning phase, of a spaceship trailing its vaporous frond upward toward discovery." "The "dance of language" (May Swenson), the "richness of perception" (Richard Wilbur), and the profusion of detail that have marked Amy Clampitt's work from the beginning are once again magnificently displayed in celebrating nature - magpie and bowerbird, Maine fog, a bayou afternoon. A poet of place - and displacement - Clampitt captures Umbria in a snapshot of a two-year-old girl, a "ringlet-aureoled refugee from a fresco," and evokes the childhood terrors residing in the darkness of an Iowa apple cellar." "Her poems, also, in the words of Mona Van Duyn, "light up human figures, the human drama": Matoaka, whose legend (we know her as Pocahuntus) obscures even what she was called; George Fox, the imprisoned Quaker radical envisioning heavenly rain descending." "In A Silence Opens - as in all her work - Amy Clampitt moves, delights, and strengthens us with her joy in life and all the living, the clarity and truth of her vision."--Jacket.

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