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The Powers of Heaven and Earth: New and Selected Poems (Hardcover)

John Frederick Nims

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Hardcover. Among the papers of the late John Frederick Nims was a group of poems selected by the poet from his more than sixty-year career. The Powers of Heaven and Earth presents that choice verse -.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 247 pages. 0.540. Bookseller Inventory # 9780807128268

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Among the papers of the late John Frederick Nims was a group of poems selected by the poet from his more than sixty-year career. The Powers of Heaven and Earth presents that choice verse - generous portions from eight superb collections Nims published between 1947 and 1990. In addition, this incomparably rich volume includes thirty new poems published during Nims's last decade. From first to last there is no falling off. Nims's irrepressible joy in his work constantly illuminates the verse collected here, joining together a lifetime of keen observation with speculation on the nature of eternity. Our gaudy years in Italy! In between Those years and now, some thirty, I'm back today. Eye, stride (and finger in guidebook) still as keen - Only, rebuffed by barriers. Ma perche? Brancacci Chapel? The Borromini dream, Our shiver of pleasure? San Clemente's floor? All? Chiuso per restauro against the door, Giving us pause. Odds are, I'll never see That span again. If on Liguria's shore I lie, Qui dorme in pace's not for me, Stones with le ossa... or tristis spoglie... or Any such dismal lingo of the lost. Mine, Chiuso per restauro. With fingers crossed. - Closed for Restoration

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John Frederick Nims (1913--1999) was the author of eight collections of poetry, including The Six-Cornered Snowflake, Zany in Denim, and Knowledge of the Evening. He also translated several books of verse, most recently The Complete Poems of Michelangelo, and wrote the highly acclaimed Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry. Long affiliated with the magazine Poetry, he was its editor from 1978 to 1984, and he taught at many distinguished universities and workshops in America and abroad. Among the numerous honors he received for his work are the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, the Aiken-Taylor Award, the O. B. Hardison Award, and the Harriet Monroe Memorial Prize.

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