Beyond Silence: Selected Shorter Poems, 1948--2003

Beyond Silence Selected Shorter Poems Accepting an award for poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters Daniel Hoffman wrote Amid private sufferings and outrage at the brutalities of public life it is gaiety that sustains us

  • Title: Beyond Silence: Selected Shorter Poems, 1948--2003
  • Author: Daniel Hoffman
  • ISBN: 9780807128602
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Accepting an award for poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Daniel Hoffman wrote, Amid private sufferings and outrage at the brutalities of public life, it is gaiety that sustains us, and love, and the imagination s power to create from both deprivation and delight This collection embodies those emotions and that imaginative power Hoffman s verse has aAccepting an award for poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, Daniel Hoffman wrote, Amid private sufferings and outrage at the brutalities of public life, it is gaiety that sustains us, and love, and the imagination s power to create from both deprivation and delight This collection embodies those emotions and that imaginative power Hoffman s verse has always exulted in the resources of language, as sensuous in sound as in response to the natural world Beyond Silence, to be published on Hoffman s eightieth birthday, presents his shorter poems culled from eight previous collections, plus several new poems Here, rather than in chronological order, they appear thematically and invite the reader to partake of the pleasures that characterize this distinguished poet s verse clarity, grace where desired, accuracy of visual detail and dialogue, and a formal mastery so deft that playfulness comes easily Fred Chappell.Arriving at last It has stumbled across the harshStones, the black marshes True to itself, by what craftAnd strength it has, it has comeAs a sole survivor returns From the steep pass.Carved on memory s staffThe legend is nearly decipherable.It has lived up to its vowsIf it enduresThe journey through the dark placesTo bear witness, Casting is messageIn a sort of singing The Poem

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    1. I have been looking for this book in every used bookstore I've been in for two years, and last week I found it at Green Apple in San Francisco!Hoffman spoke at my graduation. Or someone else's; I forget. More famously, he was a Poet Laureate at one point.His poems are calm, precise, luminescent, full, like smooth pebbles on a shore. "A breeze tentatively comes from somewhere / Far at seat, searching for a lover, / For bestowal, bringing its caresses, // Bringing words etched on this page, / A wh [...]

    2. Daniel Hoffman has a wonderful book here. This book is a compilation of poetry from several other books penned by Daniel Hoffman as well as some others.I think anyone who likes reading poetry should give this book a chance - you won't be disappointed.

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