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The Resource Half-light : collected poems 1965-2016, Frank Bidart

Half-light : collected poems 1965-2016, Frank Bidart

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Half-light : collected poems 1965-2016
Title
Half-light
Title remainder
collected poems 1965-2016
Statement of responsibility
Frank Bidart
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The collected poems of the award winning American poet Frank Bidart"--
  • Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature. His pages represent the human voice in all its extreme registers, whether it's that of the child-murderer Herbert White, the obsessive anorexic Ellen West, the tormented genius Vaslav Nijinsky, or the poet's own. And in that embodiment is a transgressive empathy, one that recognizes our wild appetites, the monsters, the misfits, the misunderstood among us and inside us. Few writers have so willingly ventured to the dark places of the human psyche and allowed themselves to be stripped bare on the page with such candor and vulnerability. Over the past half century, Bidart has done nothing less than invent a poetics commensurate with the chaos and appetites of our experience. Half-light encompasses all of Bidart's previous books, and also includes a new collection, Thirst, in which the poet austerely surveys his life, laying it plain for us before venturing into something new and unknown. Here Bidart finds himself a "Creature coterminous with thirst," still longing, still searching in himself, one of the "queers of the universe." Visionary and revelatory, intimate and unguarded, Bidart's Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2017 are a radical confrontation with human nature, a conflict eternally renewed and reframed, restless line by restless line
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bidart, Frank
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PS3552
  • PS3552.I33
LC item number
  • .I33 2017
  • A6 2017
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Poetry
Label
Half-light : collected poems 1965-2016, Frank Bidart
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 671-679) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Western night : poems 1965-90. In the western night : 1990 -- Sacrifice : 1983 -- Book of the body : 1977 -- Golden state : 1973 -- First hour of the night : 1990 -- Desire (1997) -- Star dust (2005). Music like dirt -- Watching the spring festival (2008) -- Metaphysical dog (2013). Hunger for the absolute -- History is a series of failed revelations -- Thirst (new poems, 2016) -- Interviews [with]. Mark Halliday -- Adam Travis -- Shara Lessley
Control code
ocn918994991
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
718 pages
Isbn
9780374125950
Lccn
2015038552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994991
Label
Half-light : collected poems 1965-2016, Frank Bidart
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 671-679) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Western night : poems 1965-90. In the western night : 1990 -- Sacrifice : 1983 -- Book of the body : 1977 -- Golden state : 1973 -- First hour of the night : 1990 -- Desire (1997) -- Star dust (2005). Music like dirt -- Watching the spring festival (2008) -- Metaphysical dog (2013). Hunger for the absolute -- History is a series of failed revelations -- Thirst (new poems, 2016) -- Interviews [with]. Mark Halliday -- Adam Travis -- Shara Lessley
Control code
ocn918994991
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
718 pages
Isbn
9780374125950
Lccn
2015038552
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)918994991

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