Breakfast Served Any Time All Day: Essays on Poetry New and Selected

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University of Michigan Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 220 pages
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Breakfast Served Any Time All Day collects forty years of writings on poetry in one essential volume by master of American letters Donald Hall.

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". . . the essays in this book are engaging, passionate, strange, and unified. Hall has been around a long time, and you can trace the concerns of a generation through the mind of this one man: questions about the diminished scope of poetry, the diminished ambitions of poets, how a poem 'means,' etc. . . . . Criticism . . . is an exercise in sanity, of which these essays are a splendid and useful example."

"A luminous and essential volume about the sensuality of language, its pleasures and sounds."

"It is in this merger of a poet's biography and a poem's body that Hall does his best work. . . . [Breakfast Served Any Time All Day] has an undeniably infectious quality to it. Finishing it, you cannot help but want to return to your bookshelf, and read-again or for the first time-the great forgotten poems of our past."
-Nathan Greenwood Thompson, Rain Taxi

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In this lively collection, poet Hall, a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award and two Guggenheim fellowships, collects 40 years of writing about poetry, poets, and the challenges of the ... Read full review


Metallic Flowers
Goatfoot MilktongueTwinbird
Marvells Manyness
Robert Frost Corrupted
Pounds Sounds
Lament for a Maker
Poloniuss Advice toYoung Poets
Naming the Skin
On Moving Ones Lips While Reading

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Donald Hall is the founding editor of the Poets on Poetry series from the University of Michigan Press.

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