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Description - What Goes On by Stephen Dunn

"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 seventeen poetry collections, including What Goes On: New and Selected Poems 1995-2009 and, most recently, Here and Now. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his collection Different Hours. He has also been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Richard Stockton College, he lives in Frostburg, Maryland, with his wife, the writer Barbara Hurd.

Books By Stephen Dunn

Whereas by Stephen Dunn
Hardback, February 2017
E. E. Cummings by Stephen Dunn
Hardback, July 2016
Keeper of Limits by Stephen Dunn
Paperback / softback, September 2015
Lines of Defense by Stephen Dunn
Paperback, March 2015