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For the Sake of the Light: New and Selected Poems

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This collection of new and selected poems by the former poet laureate of Alaska, Tom Sexton, opens a door on the essence of life in Alaska and Maine. Sexton divides his year between the two states, and he captures here the small but powerful sensual details of day-to-day life in these contrasting, yet similar, environs. His carefully crafted verse distills the birch and as ...more
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 9th 2009 by University of Alaska Press
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In his latest collection former Alaska State Writer Laureate, Sexton deftly guides us through a magical yet familiar landscape, with microscopic attention to detail and imaginative journeys inspired by natural objects. For the Sake of the Light contains fifty three new poems, each with their fingers tracing the contour of the land as if reading a Braille history of life in places of rugged beauty, like Alaska and Maine. Also included are a fine selection from Sexton’s seven previous collections, ...more
Every Alaskan should read this book. Beautiful poetry.
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