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Riding Westward: Poems

Phillips, Carl

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ISBN 10: 0374250030 / ISBN 13: 9780374250034
Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006-04-18, US, 2006
Used Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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52 pages. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Record # 464857. Bookseller Inventory # 464857

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Title: Riding Westward: Poems

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006-04-18, US

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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The singer turning thisand that way, as if watching the song itself
--the words to the song--leave him, as he
lets each go, the wind carrying most of it,
some of the words, falling, settling into
instead that larger darkness, where the smaller

darknesses that our lives were lie softly down."
--from "Riding Westward"

What happens when the world as we've known it becomes divided, when the mind becomes less able--or less willing--to distinguish reality from what is desired? In Riding Westward, Carl Phillips wields his celebrated gifts for syntax and imagery that are unmistakably his own--speculative, athletic, immediate--as he confronts moral crisis. What is the difference, he asks, between good and evil, cruelty and instruction, risk and trust? Against the backdrop of the natural world, Phillips pitches the restlessness of what it means to be human, as he at once deepens and extends a meditation on that space where the forces of will and imagination collide with sexual and moral conduct.

About the Author:

Carl Phillips is the author of seven previous books of poems, including The Rest of Love, a National Book Award finalist; Rock Harbor; and The Tether, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. The recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in Literature, he teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.

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