Melissa Green The Squanicook Eclogues

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The Squanicook Eclogues

 
9780982162552: The Squanicook Eclogues

Melissa Green's debut collection, The Squanicook Eclogues, was honored with prizes from the Poetry Society of America and the Academy of American Poets on its first publication by Norton in 1987. Now, in 2010, the volume is being reprinted by Pen & Anvil Press. In the four elegies of The Squanicook Eclogues, Green examines how "duty and devotion are the same when love and terror walk together." From her father, so familiar with the "iconography of trees," Green's young speaker learns how to catalogue the flora and fauna with a meticulous eye. As Joseph Brodsky noted, Green has written "wonderful eclogues ... Virgil would be proud."

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Melissa Green is the recipient of both the Norma Farber Award from the Poetry Society of America and the Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets. She is the author of three books: The Squanicook Eclogues (Norton, 1988), Color is the Suffering of Light (Norton, 1995), and Fifty-two (Arrowsmith, 2007). She has recently finished Akeldama, a book-length lyrical work about Heloïse and Abélard. Her poems have appeared in journals including The New Republic, AGNI and the inaugural issue of Little Star. Green lives beside the sea in Winthrop, Massachusetts. Her collection Daphne in Mourning is also available from Pen & Anvil.

Review:

Here, by the grace and wisdom of the language in which rhyme rhymes with time, comes the poet who commits everything she touches to your memory ... In these eclogues, the New England flora seems to have finally acquired the power of speech. --Nobel Prize winner Joseph Brodsky

Responsibility and delight are the tone of the true poet, a joy in the craft that supercedes its themes, however afflicted, and on every page of this book Melissa Green's reverential elations uplift and soothe the reader as naturally and cleanly as the morning wind. --Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott

No other young poet is so contented, so thrilled, merely to catalogue nature's changes, or to craft them into a deliberately turned formal verse that takes an almost shocked delight in its own daring. --William Logan, The New York Times

Responsibility and delight are the tone of the true poet, a joy in the craft that supercedes its themes, however afflicted, and on every page of this book Melissa Green's reverential elations uplift and soothe the reader as naturally and cleanly as the morning wind. --Nobel Prize winner Derek Walcott

No other young poet is so contented, so thrilled, merely to catalogue nature's changes, or to craft them into a deliberately turned formal verse that takes an almost shocked delight in its own daring. --William Logan, The New York Times

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