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Hours of the Cardinal (James Dickey Contemporary Poetry)

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In Hours of the Cardinal, a mother's death triggers poems that journey through grief into the unnamable origins of consciousness-before thought, talk, even printed words. These elegies weave stories and anecdotes from literature and the visual arts, literally trying to cheat death by facing it, even facing it down. The ghosts that take flesh in this collection are poets ...more
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Published March 1st 2000 by University of South Carolina Press
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