The Retreats of Thought: Poems (Voices of the South)

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In this book-length sonnet sequence, Kelly Cherry explores the philosophical domain, addressing classic questions, raising new ones, and sometimes doing philosophy in fourteen lines. A former philosophy student in graduate school, she retains a deep love of philosophical inquiry and maintains that our lives are intimately bound to the philosophical choices we make. Conscious study of our choices, Cherry believes, can lead to greater freedom. Passionate, skeptical, witty, and sometimes wry, these succinct poems concern themselves with very large matters -- the nature of time, the definitions of goodness and beauty, the aims of art, our limited knowledge of the world -- and illustrate with aching clarity that philosophical problems dominate our lives as does the sky.

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Kelly Cherry, who studied philosophy in graduate school at the University of Virginia, has never lost her deep love of the subject; The Retreats of Thought takes the reader through the philosophical domain. What do we really know of our world? Why is there anything at all? What is time? What is a person? What is mind? What are goodness and beauty? What does the artist seek? These and other problems are shrewdly examined in Cherry's passionate, skeptical, witty, and sometimes wry poems. Cherry places herself in the pragmatic tradition of philosopher Charles Sanders Peirce but admits to Platonic longings.

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Kelly Cherry is the author of nineteen books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, including the poetry collections Hazard and Prospect: New and Selected Poems, Rising Venus, and Death and Transfiguration. Eudora Welty Professor Emerita of English and Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she lives with her husband on a small farm in Virginia.

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