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Jersey Rain

Pinsky, Robert

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ISBN 10: 0374178879 / ISBN 13: 9780374178871
Published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, NY, U.S.A., 2000
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Title: Jersey Rain

Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Impassioned, Personal Poems From America's Poet Laureate.

It spends itself regardless into the ocean. It stains and scours and makes things dark or bright: Sweat of the moon, a shroud of benediction, The chilly liquefaction of day to night,

The Jersey rain, my rain, soaks all as one: It smites Metuchen, Rahway, Saddle River, Fair Haven, Newark, Little Silver, Bayonne. I feel it churning even in fair weather

To craze distinction, dry the same as wet. --from "Jersey Rain"

Jersey Rain--at once masterly and intimate--marks a fresh, lyrical stage of Robert Pinsky's work. Poems like "Samurai Song," "ABC," "Ode to Meaning," "To Television," and "The Green Piano" have already attracted a wide readership. Now, assembled in this book, they become part of a larger, fugue-like meditation on the themes of a life guided by Hermes: deity of music and deception, escort of the dead, inventor of instruments, the brilliant messenger and trickster of heaven.

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Robert Pinsky is Poet Laureate of the United States. His The Sounds of Poetry (FSG, 1998) was nominated for a National Book Award in Criticism. He teaches in the graduate writing program at Boston University.

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