Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry
Anew, sun, to fire summer
leaves move toward the air
from the stems of the branches
fire summer fire summer
Here is the complete music-filled arc of Louis Zukofsky’s shorter verse collectedin one volume: lyrical love poems written to his wife Celia and son Paul; thegroundbreaking “Poem Beginning ‘The,’ ” “which sends up ‘The Waste Land’ andits cultural vision in a cloud of bricolage, a hilarious pastiche of quotes, canon andkitsch, high and low hopelessly intertwined” (Michael Palmer); the boisterous,riotous translations of Catullus; spare, brilliant nature poems as if written by anancient hokku master; his genius “ ‘Mantis’ ” sestina; the enigmatic, spiraling, andbeautiful last poems, “80 Flowers.” Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry is a book ofblessings and gifts for any poetry lover.
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Review: Complete Short PoetryUser Review - Goodreads
While I may prefer "A", I have read the Complete Shorter Poetry with greater frequency -- there's something joyous in the various musics at work here. Zukofsky's intellect is exceptional -- and some ...
Review: Complete Short PoetryUser Review - James Murphy - Goodreads
Late last year I immersed myself in Zukofsky's work like lowering myself into a bath. I carefully read the critical biography by Mark Scroggins and used it to re-study and re-annotate key sections of ... Read full review