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Make no mistake: Christian Wiman's poetic endeavors are ambitious. From the personal lyrics of solitude and loss to "Being Serious," the long poem that concludes "Hard Night," his poems examine emotions clearly, without sentimentality. A profound reverence for form and passion for poetry are evident in these artfully shaped poems that contain and find meaning in the unwieldy and inexplicable. Just as he is doing as the new editor of "Poetry," Wiman makes intellectually and emotionally engaged writing accessible to an expanding audience of readers.Christian Wiman is the author of two books and a widely published essayist and critic. He lives in Chicago, where he is editor of "Poetry" magazine.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781556592201
ISBN-10: 1556592205
Format: Paperback / softback
(230mm x 155mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Copper Canyon Press
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publish Date: 1-May-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Christian Wiman

Christian Wiman was born and raised in west Texas. His poetry and criticism appears widely in magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and Slate. His first book won the Nicholas Roerich Prize, and he has won the Ruth Lilly and Wallace Stegner Fellowships. He lives in Chicago, where he is the editor of Poetry magazine.

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