Natural History and Other Poems
By (author) Dan Chiasson
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Natural History and Other Poems by Dan Chiasson
Book DescriptionDan Chiasson has been hailed in America as 'one of the most gifted young poets of his generation' (Frank Bidart). This book - his first to be published in Britain - brings together poems from his first two US collections, "The Afterlife of Objects" (2002) and "Natural History" (2005), along with more recent work. "The Afterlife of Objects" is a kind of dreamed autobiography in which the enigmas of an individual mind become universal puzzles. "Natural History" takes its inspiration from Pliny's encyclopaedic "Historia Naturalis", suggesting that a person is like a world, full of mysteries and wonders - and equally in need of a compendium of everything known. 'Dan Chiasson has succeeded in writing the poetry many of his generation aim for: free-swinging, gorgeous in movement, bold in imagination, athletic in movement...the imagination is an organ of perception, a means of feeling' - Robert Pinsky. 'Dan Chiasson is a wilfully literary poet - one who invokes (and impersonates) writers both classic and modern, meditates on the function of poetry, plays self-consciously with voice and toys shamelessly with time. Yet he can also lay down a clean, unadorned lyric line...There is something serious behind the literary shenanigans - an ambition to write larger than any one self stirs the book to life' - Kay Ryan, "New York Times Book Review". 'Like Emerson's "transparent eyeball" or that of Pliny, Dan Chiasson's gaze is curious, friendly, and unassumingly all-encompassing. Like William James (another mentor), his distinctions are smooth and profound and capable of sudden crescendos of meaning that are heartbreaking in their intensity' - John Ashbery.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781852247362
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Imprint: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Dan Chiasson
One Kind of Everything, Paperback (May 2011)
Elucidates the uses of autobiography and constructions of personhood in American poetry since World War II, with reference to American literature in general since Emerson. Including essays on Robert Lowell, Frank Bidart, Frank O'Hara, and Louise Gluck, the author intends to bridge the chasm between formal and experimental poetry in the US.
Where's the Moon, There's the Moon, Paperback (June 2010)» View all books by Dan Chiasson
Dan Chiasson has been hailed in America as 'one of the most gifted young poets of his generation'. Like his previous book from Bloodaxe, "Natural History and Other Poems" (2006), this new collection is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. It takes its title from a children's game.
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Author Biography - Dan Chiasson
dan chiasson was born in Burlington, Vermont, and educated at Amherst College and Harvard University, where he completed a PhD in English. A widely published literary critic, Chiasson is the author of One Kind of Everything: Poem and Person in Contemporary America. He has received a Pushcart Prize and a Whiting Writers' Award, and teaches at Amherst and Wellesley colleges. He lives in Sherborn, Massachusetts.
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