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Blizzard of One: Poems

 
 
 
 
Blizzard of One: Poems
Author: Mark Strand
ISBN 13: 9780375701375
ISBN 10: 375701370
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 2000-02-08
Format: Paperback
Pages: 55
List Price: $16.95
 
 

Strand's poems occupy a place that exists between abstraction and the sensuous particulars of experience. It is a place created by a voice that moves with unerring ease between the commonplace and the sublime. The poems are filled with "the weather of leavetaking," but they are also unexpectedly funny. The erasure of self and the depredations of time are seen as sources of sorrow, but also as grounds for celebration. This is one of the difficult truths these poems dramatize with stoicism and wit. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Blizzard of One is an extraordinary book--the summation of the work of a lifetime by one of our very few true masters of the art of poetry.

The Christian Science Monitor - Elizabeth Lund

This poet knows how to make language sharp, how to make it sing as he burns his vision into readers' minds.