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Patient Frame

Steven Heighton

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ISBN 10: 0887849520 / ISBN 13: 9780887849527
Published by House of Anansi Press, 2010
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Title: Patient Frame

Publisher: House of Anansi Press

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Edition: 1st Edition - may be Reissue.

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Best-selling author Steven Heighton's considerable dramatic lyric powers reach a new sophistication and intensity in the astonishing new collection Patient Frame. The book ranges from the court of the Medicis to the Mai Lai massacre; from love for a daughter and mother, through nightmare and displacement, to moments of painful acceptance; and from erotic passion to situations of deep moral failure. Heighton's work has long shown a resolve to achieve viable rapprochement between the mind’s cold structures and the earthbound drives of the body, and here these poems are part of an ongoing search, a scanning of our human horizons for moments of lasting value. These dynamic, vigorous, and tender poems are as engaged with the moment as they are with traditions of East and West. The collection also brings together more of Heighton's vital translations of poets as diverse as Jorge Luis Borges and Horace.

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Steven Heighton is a critically acclaimed fiction writer and poet. His novels include Afterlands, which was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice and is in pre-production for film, and The Shadow Boxer, a Publishers Weekly Book of the Year. His poetry collections include The Waking Comes Late, winner of the 2016 Governor General’s Literary Award for Poetry; Stalin’s Carnival, winner of the 1990 Gerald Lampert Award for best first book; The Ecstasy of Skeptics, a Governor General’s Award finalist in 1995; along with The Address Book and Patient Frame, poems from which won the P. K. Page Award and the Petra Kenney Prize. His fiction and poetry have received four gold National Magazine Awards, have been translated into twelve languages, and appeared in such publications as the London Review of Books, Poetry, Best American Poetry, Agni, Tin House, Zoetrope, Best English Stories, the Walrus, Best American Mystery Stories, and Brick. He also reviews fiction for the New York Times Book Review. Heighton lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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