31 Letters and 13 Dreams: Poems by Richard Hugo

By Richard Hugo

Richard Hugo, whom Carolyn Kizer has called" some of the most passionate, vigorous, and sincere poets living," right here bargains a rare choice of new poems, every one a "letter" or a "dream." either letters and goals are targeted manifestations of alone-ness; Hugo's distinctive senses of alone-ness, of locations, and of different individuals are the forces at the back of his distinctively American and more and more authoritative poetic voice. each one letter is written from a selected position that Hugo has made his personal (a "triggering town," as he has known as it somewhere else) to a chum, a fellow poet, an previous love. We learn over the poet's shoulder because the city triggers the mind's eye, the friendship is re-opened, the poet's selfhood is explored and illuminated. The "dreams" happen abruptly (as desires do) one of the letters; their haunting photos provide extra intensity to the poet's exploration. Are we overhearing them? who's the "you" that goals?

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1. Fol k songs—England. 2. ] I. Spi rin, Gen nadii, il l. II. Title. 42’1723’0268—dc22 2008006476 The il lustration s are rendered in watercolor and colored pencil.

Fol k songs—England. 2. ] I. Spi rin, Gen nadii, il l. II. Title. 42’1723’0268—dc22 2008006476 The il lustration s are rendered in watercolor and colored pencil.

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