In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems, 1955-2007 (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction)

In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems, 1955-2007 (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction)

X. J. Kennedy


For greater than part a century, readers and listeners have taken designated excitement within the poetry of X. J. Kennedy. In a widespread Bar in Secaucus is an plentiful accumulating of his most sensible paintings: memorable songs, startling lyrics, poems that inform poignant tales, personality reports that vie with these of Edwin Arlington Robinson. A grasp of verbal song, Kennedy has lengthy been praised for his wit and humor; as this assortment finds, a lot of his poems additionally succeed in wonderful depths and heights. Donald corridor reviews, "many of Kennedy's poems are wit itself. His wit is his approach of figuring out. not anyone else writing is in a position to the consequences during which Kennedy specializes."

This ebook skims the cream from a number of narrow volumes and 6 prior collections together with the prize-winning Nude Descending a Staircase, pass Ties, and The Lords of Misrule. It restores to print over fifty poems unavailable for many years and provides greater than dozen new poems accumulated for the 1st time. Kennedy has lengthy occupied a distinct position in American poetry; In a fashionable Bar in Secaucus now deals the 1st accomplished assortment to span his complete profession.

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