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Insistence of Beauty
By Stephen Dunn

The Insistence of Beauty


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Insistence of Beauty by Stephen Dunn

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"Beauty isn't nice. Beauty isn't fair;" So, in part, states an epigraph for this stunning new collection, his thirteenth, by the Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry (2000). First traversing betrayal and loss, Stephen Dunn then moves to speak of new love, with its attendant pleasures and questioning. The title poem, perhaps emblematic of the book as a whole, is evocative of beauty's often surprising manifestations even in the light of tragedy; as on that terrible day "when those silver planes came out of the perfect blue." Because beauty jars us, makes us look twice, it is as startling as a good poem, and as insistent. Fortunately, it is never too late to search for the right words for what we've seen, felt, endured. With quiet authority Dunn enacts what it feels like to be a particular man at a particular juncture of his life; struggling not to deny, but to name, then rename.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393327434
ISBN-10: 0393327434
Format: Paperback
(208mm x 140mm x 10mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 21-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stephen Dunn

Stephen Dunn is the author of eighteen poetry collections. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Different Hours and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the recipient of an Academy Award for Literature. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Richard Stockton University, he lives in Frostburg, Maryland.

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