The Description for this book, Selected Poems of Jay Wright, will be forthcoming.
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The Abstract Of Knowledge %the First Test
The Albuquerque Graveyard
Baptism In The Lead Avenue Ditch
Benjamin Banneker Helps To Build A City
Benjamin Banneker Sends His Almanac To Thomas Jefferson
The Crosses Meet
The Death Of An Unfamiliar Sister
The End Of An Ethnic Dream
The Eye Of God, The Soul's First Vision
The Homecoming Singer
Idiotic And Politic
Inside Chapultepec Castle
The Invention Of A Garden
An Invitation To Madison County
Jason Visits His Gypsy
Love As Heaven's Nostalgia
Love As The Limit And Coal
Love In The Iron ...
Love In The Water ...
Love In The Weather Bells
The Love Plumbs To The Center ...
Love's Coldness Turns ...
Maracas In Merengue
Meeting Her In Chapultepec
Meta-a And The A Of Absolutes
Morning: Leaving Calle Gigantes
The Museums In Chapultepec
New Adam's Cross
A Non-birthday Poem For My Father
Preparing To Leave Home
The Ritual Tuning
The Sense Of Comedy: 1
Sketch For An Aesthetic Project
Twenty-two Tremblings Of The Postulant
The Unwedding Of The Magdalene ...
W.e.b. Dubois At Harvard
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
What Is Beautiful Alters, Has Undertow
What Is Good And What Is Bad, Sels.
What Is True Greatness? Is't To Climb
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®
Wright has said that the aim of his poetry is to discover the weave of things already woven; but the expanse of his weave is far greater than most poets lay claim to, embracing the polyglot history and myth of white, black, and Indian in this hemisphere. Wright is an intellectual poet, a poet's poet, upon whose tabula rasa may be read influences of Dante, Eliot, the African griots, Alejo Carpentier, and Nicolas Guillen. Whole stanzas of one poem are in Italian, and another includes long excerpts from black astronomer Benjamin Banneker's letters to Jefferson cautioning him on exchanging one form of tyranny for another. Tackling Wright's poetry is no mean task but may well be worth the effort for readers of a universalist bent. Jack Shreve, Humanities Dept., Allegany Community Coll., Cumberland, Md.
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Book Description Princeton University Press, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0691066876