Old Heart

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W. W. Norton, Incorporated, Feb 24, 2009 - Poetry - 96 pages
6 Reviews

In this 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  - Baxter Trautman - Goodreads

I like him. Kind of an Eliot meets Oliver. Read full review

About the author (2009)

Stanley Plumly is Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland.

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