Pity the Beautiful

Gioia, Dana (Book - 2012)
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Pity the Beautiful
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The long-awaited fourth collection by one of America's foremost poets nbsp; O Lord of indirection and ellipses,ignore our prayers. Deliver us from distraction.Slow our heartbeat to a cricket's call.nbsp;nbsp; - from "Prophecy" nbsp; Pity the Beautiful is Dana Gioia's first new poetry book in over a decade. Its emotional revelations and careful construction are hard won, inventive, and resilient. These new poems show Gioia's craftsmanship at its finest, its most mature, as they make music, crack wise, remember the dead, and in a long, central poem even tell ghost stories.
Authors: Gioia, Dana
Title: Pity the beautiful
Publisher: Minneapolis : Graywolf Press ; c2012.
Characteristics: 73 p. ;,23 cm.
Local Note: 53 118 243
ISBN: 9781555976132
Statement of Responsibility: by Dana Gioia
Subject Headings: American poetry 21st century.
Topical Term: American poetry
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