Atlas: Selected Essays, 1989-2007 (Poets on Poetry)

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Alfred Corn is one of the most learned and, at the same time, one of the most accessible contemporary poets. His work often displays a Whitman-like embrace of the many facets of contemporary life while demonstrating a dexterous mastery of received and invented forms and meters.

Corn is also a polymath---even describing himself as "globocentric" in an interview at the end of the book---with knowledge and interests extending to languages, theology, music, theater, and the graphic arts. Even though the essays gathered here are all literary in nature, a knowledge of history, of religion, and of the arts underpins every piece, producing a breadth of scope that is refreshing and unpredictable.

The title of the collection, Atlas, is apt in the sense of travel, both physical and abstract. Corn's essays range from a reminiscence of a journey to Elizabeth Bishop's birthplace; to his exchange as a college student of letters with Flannery O'Connor, in which the renowned author writes to Corn about the nature of faith; to his reassessment of Auden's Christmas Oratorio; to his lively look at the Canterbury Tales; to Corn's retrospective consideration of Wordsworth. While many such essay collections limit themselves to the modern and contemporary periods, Corn's enthusiasm for Chaucer and Keats is as fresh and inquisitive as that which he holds for Bishop, Thom Gunn, or Derek Mahon.

These engaging pieces from one of our finest poets and essayists will send the reader back to the original texts with new insights and new questions.

Alfred Corn is the author of twelve books of poems, including Stake: Selected Poems, 1972–1992, and Contradictions. He has also published a novel and four works of literary criticism, including The Metamorphoses of Metaphor. Corn has received fellowships and prizes from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Academy of American Poets. He lives in Hudson, New York.

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Alfred Corn is the author of twelve books of poems, including Stake: Selected Poems, 1972-1992, and Contradictions. He has also published a novel and four works of literary criticism, including The Metamorphoses of Metaphor. Corn has received fellowships and prizes from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and the Academy of American Poets. He lives in Hudson, New York.

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"A distinguished poet himself, Mr. Corn is especially alert to the influence of the past on poets, how poems speak to other poems in a continuing conversation.... He is at his best on the modern American poets Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery, Robert Lowell, Elizabeth Bishop, John Hollander, and Hart Crane.... Like the best literary essays, these send one back to the originals." - The New York Times Sunday Book Review"

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