During For James Richardson poetry is serious and speculative play for both intellect and imagination He makes familiar scenes strange enough to provoke new and startling insights National Book Award Judges

  • Title: During
  • Author: James Richardson
  • ISBN: 9781556594335
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Paperback
  • For James Richardson, poetry is serious and speculative play for both intellect and imagination He makes familiar scenes strange enough to provoke new and startling insights National Book Award Judges James Richardson is a poet who earned his reputation as a master of imagery and concision The Christian Science Monitor O ne of America s most distinctive cont For James Richardson, poetry is serious and speculative play for both intellect and imagination He makes familiar scenes strange enough to provoke new and startling insights National Book Award Judges James Richardson is a poet who earned his reputation as a master of imagery and concision The Christian Science Monitor O ne of America s most distinctive contemporary poets a powerful and moving body of work that in its intimacy and philosophical naturalism is unique in contemporary American poetry Boston Review James Richardson s poetry is unusual, quirky, personal, and profound The Threepenny ReviewIn this seriously playful new collection, James Richardson enters into underused and forgotten places in our emotional spectrum to revive lost feelings His breathtaking skill with aphorisms open portals of new perspective to refresh us with their humor and make the familiar reinvigorated with the blessedly strange.From Big Scenes And what was King Kong ever going to dowith Fay Wray, or Jessica Lange,but climb, climb, climb and get shot down No wonder Gulliver s amiably chattingwith that six inch woman in his palm.Desire s huge, there s really nowhere to put itin this small world that it will stay put might as well just talk James Richardson is the author of eight books of poetry, including By the Numbers, which was a National Book Award finalist, and his poems appear regularly in The New Yorker He is a professor of English and creative writing at Princeton University and lives in New Jersey.

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    1. This is quite possibly his best book; it's AMAZING. Gorgeous and soul-quickening. And I never allow myself to use the word 'soul' (unless I'm talking about Stevie Wonder), so that's how good this is.

    2. Richardson's love of wordplay and aphorism is in full bloom here in this collection. There is a playfulness in his approach, even as he touches on dark subjects, that makes the work enjoyable, light, and pleasurable. He is very willing to turn ideas and images on their heads to make the reader see them from a different perspective. A solid collection.

    3. "Less and less of my life lies before me, but always the whole world."I love James Richardson, who here somehow manages to write poems about aging and death that absolutely shimmer with life and joy. The perfect book for a late summer Sunday afternoon.

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