A Momentary Glory: Last Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

A Momentary Glory: Last Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

Harvey Shapiro


the celebrated poet Harvey Shapiro passed on to the great beyond on January 7, 2013. The poems during this booklet, lots of them formerly unpublished and came upon basically after his dying, are a superb present, and the ultimate affirmation of his remarkable expertise. Edited by way of Shapiro's literary executor, the poet and critic Norman Finkelstein, those final poems endure an exceptional gravitas, and but they're as supple, jazzy, and edgy as Shapiro's prior paintings. the entire subject matters for which he's recognized are superbly represented right here. There are poems of his reviews in global warfare II, the erotic existence, and of day-by-day moments in Brooklyn and new york, all looking for a sophisticated knowledge and style that the poet calls "a temporary glory." As Shapiro tells us, the poem "Is an Egyptian / send of the useless, / every thing required / for all times saved / in its hold." The e-book contains an advent by way of the editor. a web reader's spouse can be on hand.

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