Stanley Plumly's masterful eighth collection--wherein he confronts and celebrates mortality--was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry.
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.
- March 2009
- 5.5 × 8.2 in
/ 96 pages
- Territory Rights: Worldwide
Endorsements & Reviews
“Plumly's rich, assured new book includes poems about poets of his own generation, living and dead, and of the past....The interplay between words and reality, mortal imagination and the lasting world, shimmers in these poems.” — Robert Pinsky, Washington Post Book
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