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by Stephen Dunn

  • ISBN: 0393343553
  • Category: Poetry
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Stephen Dunn
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (February 4, 2013)
  • Pages: 112
  • ePub book: 1661 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1886 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 400

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Poet Stephen Dunn was born in 1939 in New York City. Here and Now, Norton, 2011. Line of Defense, Norton, 2014.

Poet Stephen Dunn was born in 1939 in New York City. Keeper of Limits, Sarabande (Louisville, KY), 2015.

Stephen Dunn is the author of eighteen poetry collections

Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Only 19 left in stock (more on the way). Stephen Dunn is the author of eighteen poetry collections. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Different Hours and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the recipient of an Academy Award for Literature. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Richard Stockton University, he lives in Frostburg, Maryland.

Stephen Dunn (, ). Here And Now. for Barbara There are words I've had to save myself from, like My Lord and Blessed Mother, words I said and never meant, though I admit a part of me misses the ornamental stateliness of High Mass, that smell. Heaven did exist, I discovered, but was reciprocal and momentary, like lust felt at exactly the same time- two mortals, say, on a resilient bed, making a small case for themselves.

Here and Now. Stephen Dunn - 1939-. be a supplicant of any single idea. For you and me it's here and now from here on in. Nothing can save us, nor do we wish to be saved. There are words I've had to save myself from, like My Lord and Blessed Mother, words I said and never meant, though I admit a part of me misses the ornamental stateliness of High Mass, that smell. Heaven did exist, I discovered, but was reciprocal and momentary, like lust felt at exactly the same timetwo mortals, say, on a resilient bed, making a small case for themselves. Let night come with its austere grandeur, ancient superstitions and fears. It can do us no harm.

Full of grace and masterful precision, the poems in Stephen Dunn's sixteenth book of poetry attest to the contradictions we live with in the here and now, both political and metaphysical, and the essential human comedy of getting through the day. from "The House on the Hill". from " has taken his place among our major, indispensable poets.

In other poems, Dunn contemplates his own mortality, echoing Yeats- That is no country for . Full of grace, wit, humor, and masterful precision, the poems in Here and Now attest to the contradictions we live with in the here and now.

In other poems, Dunn contemplates his own mortality, echoing Yeats- That is no country for old men, cadenced everything I said -only to discover he’s joined their ranks.

In his sixteenth collection, Stephen Dunn continues to bring his imagination and intelligence to what Wallace Stevens calls the problems of the normal, which of course pervade most of our lives.

A wonderful example of the poet’s ability to satisfy readers and anticipate their thoughts. In his sixteenth collection, Stephen Dunn continues to bring his imagination and intelligence to what Wallace Stevens calls the problems of the normal, which of course pervade most of our lives. The poem Don’t Do That opens with the lines: It was bring-your-own if you wanted anything, hard, so I brought Johnnie Walker Red, along with some resentment I’d held in, for a few weeks.

Stephen Dunn (born 1939) is an American poet and educator. Dunn has written fifteen collections of poetry. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 2001 collection, Different Hours and has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his other awards are three National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, Guggenheim Fellowship, and Rockefeller Foundations Fellowship. A collection of essays about Dunn's poetry was published in 2013.

has taken his place among our major, indispensable poets. from out of the fog, a large, welcoming house would emerge made out of invention and surprise. No things without ideas you'd shout, and the doors would open, and the echoes would cascade down to the valleys and the faraway towns.

In his sixteenth collection, Stephen Dunn continues to bring his imagination and intelligence to what Wallace . Political and metaphysical, these astonishing poems remind us of the essential human comedy of getting through each day.

“A wonderful example of the poet’s ability to satisfy readers and anticipate their thoughts.”―Elizabeth Lund, Washington Post

In his sixteenth collection, Stephen Dunn continues to bring his imagination and intelligence to what Wallace Stevens calls “the problems of the normal,” which of course pervade most of our lives. The poem “Don’t Do That” opens with the lines: “It was bring-your-own if you wanted anything / hard, so I brought Johnnie Walker Red / along with some resentment I’d held in / for a few weeks.” In other poems, Dunn contemplates his own mortality, echoing Yeats―“That is no country for old men / cadenced everything I said”―only to discover he’s joined their ranks. In “The Writer of Nudes” his speaker is in search of the body’s “grammar” but tells his models, “Don’t expect to see yourself as other / than I see you.” Full of grace, wit, humor, and masterful precision, the poems in Here and Now attest to the contradictions we live with in the here and now. Political and metaphysical, these astonishing poems remind us of the essential human comedy of getting through each day.from "The House on the Hill"       . . . from out of the fog,       a large, welcoming house would emerge       made out of invention and surprise.       No things without ideas! you'd shout,       and the doors would open,       and the echoes would cascade down       to the valleys and the faraway towns.

Comments

Riavay Riavay
I first read Stephen Dunn's poetry in 1972, and liked their here and now nature. In this connection I encounter the same everyday point of view, as in his poem "The Trail" -- Begin Here the trail sign said, / as if we would have begun at the end / or parachuted down into the middle. / It's the discrepancies and absurdities / that always have cheered us, 'like desiring a balcony overlooking / a turbulent sea, and every summer / renting a shack near a pond.

"Here and Now" is a poetry collection that I'll read and reread again and again.
Gavinranadar Gavinranadar
wonderful - He connects.
Vinainl Vinainl
I am a huge fan of Stephen Dunn’s poetry and this book is further evidence of his power with words. While not as strong as his Pulitzer Prize-winning Different Hours, this is the voice of a strong, confident poet writing about life in all its beauty and mystery. Highly recommended.