9780374173616

Metaphysical Dog: Poems

Frank Bidart

ISBN 10: 0374173613 / 0-374-17361-3
ISBN 13: 9780374173616
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: 2013-04-30
Binding: Hardcover
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National Book Critics Circle Award WinnerA National Book Award FinalistA vital, searching new collection from one of finest American poets at work todayIn “Those Nights,” Frank Bidart writes: “We who could get / somewhere through / words through / sex could not.” Words and sex, art and flesh: In Metaphysical Dog, Bidart explores their nexus. The result stands among this deeply adventurous poet’s most powerful and achieved work, an emotionally naked, fearlessly candid journey through many of the central axes, the central conflicts, of his life, and ours.     Near the end of the book, Bidart writes:     In adolescence, you thought your work     ancient work: to decipher at last      human beings’ relation to God. Decipher     love. To make what was once whole     whole again: or to see     why it never should have been thought whole.     This “ancient work” reflects what the poet sees as fundamental in human feeling, what psychologists and mystics have called the “hunger for the Absolute”—a hunger as fundamental as any physical hunger. This hunger must confront the elusiveness of the Absolute, our self-deluding, failed glimpses of it. The third section of the book is titled “History is a series of failed revelations.”     The result is one of the most fascinating and ambitious books of poetry in many years. One of Publishers Weekly's Best Poetry Books of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 An NPR Best Book of 2013


 
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