Old Heart: Poems

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W.W. Norton & Company, 2007 - Poetry - 96 pages
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In his new collection, Stanley Plumly confronts and celebrates mortality--in the detailed natural world, in the immediacy of the loss of friends, and in personal encounters. Archetypal, sometimes even allegorical, the poems in Old Heart amount to a sustained meditation. The American Academy of Arts and Letters declared of Plumly that "he has in the last thirty years quietly, steadily, expanded the range of lyric poetry in English...[and] reinvigorated our poetry." His ethical rigor and literary modesty combine in Old Heart--his finest book of poetry.

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User Review  - rmckeown - LibraryThing

These are the kinds of poems I do not like. Awkward constructions, twisted odd metaphors, minimal punctuation, dense imagery all prevent me from enjoying this book of poetry. Unfortunately, the poems ... Read full review

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User Review  - wrmjr66 - LibraryThing

This is an uneven book of poems. At his best, Plumly writes in a lyrical voice with an eye attuned to nature. He can write in a variety of meters and can use off-rhymes on occasion to pull his lines ... Read full review

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Stanley Plumly is currently a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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