A Poetry Daily Prose Feature:
"In the later stages of his strange, illustrious, and very long career, Robert Frost was often talked about as if he were two different poets, or possibly even two different people—a phenomenon that continues even now, half a century after his death in 1963. The first poet is the familiar New England icon, the salty, no-nonsense dispenser of rustic wisdom whose lines have the sturdiness and warmth of hearthstones knelt upon by generations of yeoman farmers. This Frost is the Robert Frost of the common reader, the Frost of birches and fields and snow and spring pools. He writes plain poems that make plain sense, or seem to...
"The second Frost—'the other Frost,' as Randall Jarrell described him in 1953—is nearly the opposite of the first."—David Orr, Introduction to The Road Not Taken and Other Poems
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Five new collections:
Elizabeth Hoover reviews collections with Minnesota ties: Bright Dead Things, by Ada Limón, What Thread? by Francine Sterle, Speak, Mother, by Freya Manfred, Near Solstice, by Madelon Sprengnether, and Modern Love & Other Myths, by Joyce Sutphen. (Star Tribune)
Lawrence Ferlinghetti: "... if you say you are, you probably aren't."
Writing Across the Landscape: Travel Journals 1960-2010, edited by Giada Diano and Matthew Gleeson; and I Greet You at the Beginning of a Great Career: The Selected Correspondence of Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Allen Ginsberg, 1955-1997, edited by Bill Morgan, reviewed by Lynell George. (Los Angeles Times)
Carole Weinstein Prize in Poetry:
Joshua Poteat, named 2015 winner, will receive the $10,000 award on Oct. 17 as part of the Library of Virginia's annual Literary Awards Celebration. (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Recently Arrived Titles
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- The Essential Daryl Hine, James Pollock, ed. (Porcupine's Quill)
- Reconnaissance, Carl Phillips (Farrar, Staus & Giroux)
- Mouth, Tracey Knapp (42 Miles Press)
- Bright Dead Things, Ada Limón (Milkweed Editions)
- In the Creole Twilight: Poems and Songs from Louisiana Folklore, Joshua Clegg Caffery (Louisiana State University Press)
- Haunt, Mark Granier (Salmon Poetry)
- The White Spider in My Hand, Sonja James (Scarith Books)
- Finding Home, Michael Finch (WestBow Press)
- We Were the People Who Moved, David Ebenbach (Tebot Bach)
- Karankawa, Iliana Rocha (University of Pittsburgh Press)
- Interstate, Chard deNiord (University of Pittsburgh Press)
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