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What Goes on
By Stephen Dunn

What Goes on

Selected and New Poems 1995-2009

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What Goes on by Stephen Dunn

Book Description

"Good poems are triumphs over the unlikely," Stephen Dunn says. "They make us pay attention in new ways." In his second new and selected collection, Dunn subtly enlarges our sense of possibility. His new poems, suffused with affection and rue for our world, occasionally address the metaphysical, as in these lines- from "Talk to God"Ease into your misgivingsAsk him if in his weaknesshe was ever responsiblefor a pettiness-some weather, say,brought in to show who's bosswhen no one seemed sufficiently movedby a sunset or the shape of an egg.Ask him if when he gave us desirehe had underestimated its power.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780393067750
ISBN-10: 0393067750
Format: Hardback
(241mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: WW Norton & Co
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publish Date: 16-Dec-2008
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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