Hands of the Saddlemaker (Yale Series of Younger Poets)

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Nicholas Samaras's Hands of the Saddlemaker, the winning volume in the 1991 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition, was selected from among 710 entries in this annual competition. The broad theme of Samaras's poems is the connection between eternal things and the passing world, between our sense of exile and our sense of commonality. Equilibrium between these worlds is achieved only through human feeling, through language. Samaras examines the commonality of experience in diverse international settings—from Byzantium to the cathedrals of technology in the modern cities of America. His language extols the primary delight and purpose of poetry: the music and inventiveness of language, wholly new and transformed, language that is both ancient and modern. Through an intensely personal and visual approach, these poems reveal our lives to us for time to come. Nicholas Samaras was born in Foxton, Cambridgeshire, England, in 1954. He was raised there and in Woburn, Massachusetts, and later settled in New York. Samaras received his undergraduate degree from Hellenic College, Brookline, Massachusetts, in 1978 and a Masters of Fine Arts in 1985 from Columbia University. He is currently working on his Ph.D. in English and creative writing at the University of Denver. His poems have appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, Poetry, and American Scholar. Among his honors and awards are a New York Foundation for the Arts Poetry Fellowship in 1986, a Taylor Fellowship for study abroad in 1981-82, and a prize from the Academy of American Poets in 1983.

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'Nicholas Samaras's poems are unique in their orientation and display a linguistic sense that should earn him a wide and discriminating audience. The most engaging quality of his work is his metaphysical internationalism, the note of the eternal exile who yet finds remarkable and life-enhancing particularities in the countries through which he passes. -James dickey, distinguished poet and judge of the 1991 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition

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For the pilgrims that inhabit Samaras's first collection--selected by Dickey for the Yale Younger Poets series--travel is an encounter with the strange and the familiar which, in the immediacy of recovery, has the quality of the uncanny. Stricken by a "rogue car," the speaker of "Amnesiac" not only finds reality like a foreign country where the "language . . . seems thick and faraway," but discovers pk that the most accustomed things exhibit a disturbing novelty, especially "a bearded man who says he's my father." In the collection's best poem, two urban adventurers trespass in a condemned church; there they confront the almost nightmarish strangeness at the core of their Christian belief, and re-enact its origins as one pierces his foot with a nail in "a tomb for faith." For the Greek Samaras himself, journeying to his ancestral land is to be "home. And lost" and astonished by basic truths--the meaning of his own name: "Samaras from Samaria: / Saddle-maker ." Although Samaras's somber, meditative tones sound simply complacent at times, his poetry often eloquently chronicles how exploring what is unknown enables one to experience again what one knows best of all.
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