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HARPING ON. Poems 1985-1995

Kizer, Carolyn

ISBN 10: 1556591152 / ISBN 13: 9781556591150
Published by Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 1996, 1996
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Wrappers. First Edition. 8vo. Nicely inscribed by Kizer to poet Robin Skelton. Fine copy. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 009014

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Title: HARPING ON. Poems 1985-1995

Publisher: Port Townsend: Copper Canyon Press, 1996

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Wrappers

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: F.

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The first collection in ten years by one of the most respected and loved poets in American poetry.


Carolyn Kizer writes with wit and, well, it's not a word I use a lot, but panache. I've always admired her light verse and wry observations (from "Suppressing the Evidence": "I do not turn on the news. / I and the wine will blot it out."), but I've also come to appreciate the depth in her more serious work. "An American Beauty" addresses a friend's battle with cancer, and uses form very well to heighten both the tension and empathy of the reading experience. The title of this collection refers both to the musicality of Kizer's writing and to the harpy-like sting in some of her work.

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