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Beyond Silence: Selected Shorter Poems, 1948--2003

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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 a...more
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Published January 1st 2003 by Lsu Press
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Elizabeth McDonald
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...more
Julie
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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Daniel Hoffman served as Poet Laureate in 1973-74 (when the post was known as Consultant in Poetry of The Library of Congress). His first book, An Armada of Thirty Whales, was W. H. Auden's choice for the 1954 Yale Series of Younger Poets. Among its dozen successor volumes are Brotherly Love (1981), a nominee for both the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award; Beyond Silence:...more
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