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Draft of a letter

Author: James Longenbach
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.
Series: Phoenix poets.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
From Second Draft:. What other people learn. From birth, . Betrayal, . I learned late. My soul perched. On an olive branch. Combing itself, . Waving its plumes. I said. Being mortal, . I aspire to. Mortal things. I need you, . Said my soul, . If you?re telling the truth. Draft of a Letter is a book about belief?not belief in the unknowable but belief in what seems bewilderingly plain. Pondering the bodies we  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Longenbach, James.
Draft of a letter.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006010060
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Longenbach
ISBN: 9780226492728 0226492729 1281965863 9781281965868 9786611965860 6611965866
OCLC Number: 309274630
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 69 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Ice men --
Death and reason --
Draft of a letter --
The gift --
Canzone --
Joy and reason --
Buried life --
O tourist --
Self and soul --
The gods in exile --
Ghost pond --
Swallowtail --
Reason and sorrow --
Complaint --
Second draft --
Abacus --
Tenzone --
Yard work --
Sparrow --
Second life --
A different route --
Self and soul --
Testament --
After Petrarch.
Series Title: Phoenix poets.
Responsibility: James Longenbach.
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A book about belief - not belief in the unknowable but belief in what seems bewilderingly plain. Pondering the bodies we inhabit, the words we speak, these poems aims to discover infinitude in the  Read more...


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"A sensibility this cogent, this subtle and austere is rare; even rarer is its proof that poetry still flows through all things and transforms all things in the process." - Carol Muske-Dukes, Los Read more...

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