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The Resource A phone call to the future : new and selected poems, Mary Jo Salter

A phone call to the future : new and selected poems, Mary Jo Salter

Label
A phone call to the future : new and selected poems
Title
A phone call to the future
Title remainder
new and selected poems
Statement of responsibility
Mary Jo Salter
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
New poems from one of the major poets of her generation, along with a selection of the best from previous collections. In Salter's poetry we have a unique blend of domestic drama and the grittier wider world. In the title poem, she reimagines the technological simplicities and humanistic verities of the past with a disorienting detachment. Here are poems imbued with the violence of modern life, and others that bring a witty luminosity to peacocks in the park, to shoe-shine "thrones" at the airport, and to poetry itself. A tender elegy for the poet Anthony Hecht is followed by poems about the Baroque sculptor Bernini and the German Expressionist painter August Macke, which add to Salter's already impressive list of poems about image-making. Although in many of the poems Salter looks back wistfully at what is lost, she also sets her sights on the future: "Lord, surprise me with even more to miss."--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salter, Mary Jo
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.A46224
LC item number
P49 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American poetry
Label
A phone call to the future : new and selected poems, Mary Jo Salter
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Publication
Control code
ocn166358518
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 222 p.
Isbn
9780307267184
Lccn
2007041105
System control number
  • (OCoLC)166358518
  • (Sirsi)i9780307267184
Label
A phone call to the future : new and selected poems, Mary Jo Salter
Link
Publication
Control code
ocn166358518
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 222 p.
Isbn
9780307267184
Lccn
2007041105
System control number
  • (OCoLC)166358518
  • (Sirsi)i9780307267184

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