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The Light Within the Light: Portraits of Donald Hall, Richard Wilbur, Maxine Kumin, and Stanley Kunitz
Since the death of Robert Frost, American poetry has seen few major poets create important work in their seventh decade and beyond. Yet today Donald Hall (77), Richard Wilbur (85), Maxine Kumin (81), and, until last year, Stanley Kunitz (100) continue to move from strength to strength. Each has published a new book in the past year and collected further accolades, includin ...more
Hardcover, 90 pages
Published July 31st 2007 by David R. Godine Publisher
(first published February 1st 2007)
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Compact, well-framed portraits of esteemed writers in their later years, accompanied by remarkable block print illustrations by noted artist Barry Moser, and interspersed by the poets' work where it would echo or substantiate observations. We see commonalities: in a fierce work ethic; a resilience despite tragedy; a connection to the land, plants, animals. There are references to and citations from previous biographies, articles, and interviews--but one thing that distinguishes the studies in "T ...more