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Author Nemerov, Howard.

Title The selected poems of Howard Nemerov / edited by Daniel Anderson ; foreword by Wyatt Prunty.

Published Athens : Swallow Press : Ohio University Press, 2003.

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 UniM Bail  811.54 NEMEROV    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Poems. Selections
Physical description xxi, 154 pages ; 22 cm
Contents From The Image and the Law (1947) -- Truth of the Matter 2 -- Observation of October 4 -- Fortune Teller 5 -- From Guide to the Ruins (1950) -- Guide to the Ruins 7 -- Elegy of Last Resort 8 -- From The Salt Garden (1955) -- Winter Lightning 11 -- Zalmoxis 13 -- Pond 14 -- Goose Fish 19 -- Snow Globe 21 -- Central Park 22 -- Market-Place 23 -- From Mirrors and Windows (1958) -- Mirror 25 -- Trees 26 -- Town Dump 27 -- Storm Windows 30 -- Shells 31 -- Statues in the Public Garden 33 -- A Day on the Big Branch 35 -- Loon's Cry 39 -- A Primer of the Daily Round 43 -- Brainstorm 44 -- Painting a Mountain Stream 46 -- From New Poems (1960) -- Moment 49 -- Runes 50 -- Going Away 60 -- View from an Attic Window 62 -- Icehouse in Summer 65 -- From The Next Room of the Dream (1962) -- To Clio, Muse of History 67 -- A Spell before Winter 69 -- Goldfish 70 -- Blue Suburban 71 -- Burning the Leaves 72 -- Elegy for a Nature Poet 73 -- From the Desk of the Laureate: For Immediate Release 75 -- From The Blue Swallows (1967) -- Landscape with Figures 77 -- Human Condition 79 -- Beyond the Pleasure Principle 80 -- Christmas Morning 81 -- Blue Swallows 82 -- Mud Turtle 84 -- Summer's Elegy 86 -- For Robert Frost, in the Autumn, in Vermont 87 -- Firelight in Sunlight 88 -- From Gnomes and Occasions (1973) -- On Being a Member of the Jury for a Poetry Prize 91 -- September, the First Day of School 92 -- After Commencement 94 -- On Being Asked for a Peace Poem 95 -- To D--, Dead by Her Own Hand 97 -- Beautiful Lawn Sprinkler 98 -- From The Western Approaches (1975) -- Einstein & Freud & Jack 100 -- Wolves in the Zoo 102 -- Common Wisdom 103 -- Dependencies 104 -- A Cabinet of Seeds Displayed 105 -- Again 106 -- Near the Old People's Home 107 -- Conversing with Paradise 108 -- An Ending 109 -- From Sentences (1980) -- Serial 111 -- Manners 112 -- Monet 113 -- Acorn, Yom Kippur 114 -- Morning Glory 115 -- Dying Garden 116 -- A Christmas Storm 117 -- Easter 119 -- By Al Lebowitz's Pool 120 -- Because You Asked about the Line between Prose and Poetry 125 -- From Inside the Onion (1984) -- A Spring of Dill 127 -- Wintering 128 -- Fish Swimming amid Falling Flowers 129 -- Air Force Museum at Dayton 131 -- From War Stories (1987) -- On an Occasion of National Mourning 133 -- Models 134 -- Night Operations, Coastal Command RAF 136 -- War in the Air 137 -- Afterlife 138 -- On Reading King Lear Again, 1984 139 -- From Trying Conclusions (1991) -- To the Congress of the United States, Entering Its Third Century 141 -- Answering Back 143 -- Larkin 144 -- Forbidden City 146 -- End of the Opera 147 -- Trying Conclusions 148.
Summary Howard Nemerov -- Poet Laureate of the United States, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award, and Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets -- was one of the most prolific and significant American poets of the twentieth century. During his lifetime he published thirteen volumes of poetry, and a fourteenth followed shortly after his death in 1991. Judiciously selected and introduced by poet Daniel Anderson, The Selected Poems of Howard Nemerov represents the broad spectrum of Nemerov's virtues as a poet -- his intelligence, his wit, his compassion, and his irreverence. It stands as the retrospective collection of the best of what Nemerov left behind, which is some of the finest poetry that the twentieth century produced. "To keep his errors down to a minimum," W. H. Auden wrote, "the internal Censor to whom a poet submits his work in progress should be a Censorate. It should include, for instance, a sensitive only child, a practical housewife, a logician, a monk, an irreverent buffoon and even, perhaps, hated by all others and returning their dislike, a brutal, foul-mouthed drill sergeant who considers all poetry rubbish." Such are the readers to whom the poetry of Howard Nemerov might appeal. He distinguished himself on the landscape of American letters as a writer of great versatility. More than a decade after his death, that still holds true. In this, the only edition of Nemerov's work that surveys his entire poetic output, first-time readers of these poems will find an introduction to a truly remarkable creative mind. Longtime admirers of Nemerov will be reminded once again of his significance as a craftsman and philosopher, and as a poetic steward of the many ways in which we experience the world.
Other author Anderson, Daniel, 1964-
ISBN 0804010595 (alk. paper)
0804010609 (paperback: alk. paper)