The Shadow of Sirius
Publish date: September 1st 2008
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Pages no: 120
Edition language: English
I feel I've really missed something completely, or perhaps it's the fact that I either didn't understand the poems, or I simply have a bad taste in poetry. Perhaps it's a combination of all of these factors.To put it shortly, I didn't see what was so magnificent or wonderful about his work, as other...
I love Merwin's poetry, which has a little sarcastic edge to it sometimes but always a sense of wonder and hope tinged with loss. Not much regret, though, and I like that. He writes with a sense of acceptance that I wish I had myself. I like his deceptively clear and simple style, as well. He sa...
The Shadow of SiriusI really love W.S. Merwin. He takes the most basic materials and finds their power, hammering them until they’re . . . until they’re what . . . something eternal. There’s nothing fancy about his word choices, no overly weird layouts on the page. He does forgo punctuation, but it ...
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