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Description - Living Things by Anne Porter

Living Things contains all the poems in Porter's National Book Award Finalist collection, An Altogether Different Language, plus forty-four new works. David Shapiro writes in his foreword, 'Anne Porter's diction is as modest as that of William Carlos Williams or of a poet she nurtured as a houseguest for many years, James Schuyler. She has the quality of paying attention to ultimate reality that Fairfield Porter, who painted her so often alone and with their five children, told me should be the conclusion of every sermon. She is an American religious poet of stature.'

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781581952162
ISBN-10: 1581952163
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 130mm x mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Steerforth Press
Publisher: Steerforth Press
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Anne Porter

Anne Porter is the widow of artist Fairfield Porter. They raised five children together and she often served as the subject of his drawings and paintings. Though she has written poetry throughout her lifetime, she did not seek to publish her works until long after her husband's death. Her first collection of poems, An Altogether Different Language, was a 1994 National Book Award Finalist.

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