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The Light Within the Light: Portraits of Donald Hall, Richard Wilbur, Maxine Kumin, and Stanley Kunitz

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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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Mary Lee
Jan 17, 2015 Mary Lee rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry, adult, biography
A fine collection of short biographical essays on four of my favorite poets--all poets laureate, and I have autographed volumes by each of them!
Jeanne Julian
Jun 28, 2015 Jeanne Julian rated it really liked it
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
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Feb 02, 2015 Carolyn rated it it was amazing
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This book gives me hope for my later years. I am middle aged now and have not achieved a whole lot. But then my mother calls me late bloomer. This book of poets still working re fuels the hope.
Ambrose Miles
Jan 16, 2015 Ambrose Miles rated it it was amazing
A wonderful book about the lives and poetry of four New England poets.
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An exquisite book.
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