RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 31514667 LA English T1 Soul says : on recent poetry A1 Vendler, Helen,, PB Belknap Press of Harvard University Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 1995 SN 0674821467 9780674821460 0674821475 9780674821477 AB To know the poetry of our time, to look through its lenses and filters, is to see our lives illuminated. In these eloquent essays on recent American, British, and Irish poetry, Helen Vendler shows us contemporary life and culture captured in lyric form by some of our most celebrated poets. An incomparable reader of poetry, Vendler explains its power; it is, she says, the voice of the soul rather than the socially marked self speaking directly to us through the stylization of verse. "Soul Says," the title of a poem by Jorie Graham, is thus the name of this collection.