Right Madness on Skye

Richard Hugo

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In an essay on Richard Hugo, the poet James Wright called him “one of the precious few poets of our age . . . who has, and sustains, an abiding vision.” Hugo took that vision to Skye with him: he makes Scottish history, legends, and “triggering towns” his own in these new poems, just as he has earlier done in poems of the American West. And in making them his own, he makes them our own as well. He continues to be, in Wright’s words, “a great poet, true to our difficult life.”

In September of 1977 Richard Hugo and his family went to live for several months on the Isle of Skye, off the coast of Scotland. One of the results of that experience is this new and impressive volume of poems.

About the Author: Richard Hugo was for many years the director of the creative writing program at the University of Montana, Missoula Campus. He received the Theodore Roethke Memorial Prize and was twice nominated for the National Book Award.

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Title: Right Madness on Skye
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Publication Date: 1980
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Book Description Norton, 1980. hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket. 1st Edition. New York. 1980. Norton. 1st Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 63 pages. hardcover. Richard Hugo (December 21, 1923 – October 22, 1982), born Richard Hogan, was an American poet. Primarily a regionalist, Hugo's work reflects the economic depression of the Northwest, particularly Montana. Born in Seattle, Washington, he was raised by his mother's parents after his father left the family. In 1942 he legally changed his name to Richard Hugo, taking his stepfather's surname. He served in World War II as a bombardier in the Mediterranean. He left the service in 1945 after flying 35 combat missions and reaching the rank of first lieutenant. Hugo received his B.A. in 1948 and his M.A. in 1952 in Creative Writing from the University of Washington where he studied under Theodore Roethke. He married Barbara Williams in 1952, the same year he started working as a technical writer for Boeing. In 1961 his first book of poems, A Run of Jacks, was published. Soon after he took a creative writing teaching job at the University of Montana. He later became the head of the creative writing program there. His wife returned to Seattle in 1964, and they divorced soon after. He published five more books of poetry, a memoir, a highly respected book on writing, and also a mystery novel. His posthumous book of collected poetry, Making Certain It Goes On, evinces that his poems are marked by crisp, gorgeous images of nature that often stand in contrast to his own depression, loneliness, and alcoholism. Although almost always written in free verse, his poems have a strong sense of rhythm that often echoes iambic meters. He also wrote of large number of informal epistolary poems at a time when that form was unfashionable. Hugo’s The Real West Marginal Way is a collection of essays, generally autobiographical in nature, that detail his childhood, his military service, his poetics, and his teaching. Hugo remarried in 1974 to Ripley Schemm Hansen. In 1977, he was named the editor of the Yale Younger Poets Series. Hugo died of leukemia on October 22, 1982. Richard Hugo House is named after Hugo. 0393013537. keywords: 40545. inventory # 28094. FROM THE PUBLISHER - In September of 1977 Richard Hugo and his family went to live for several months on the Isle of Skye, off the coast of Scotland. One of the results of that experience is this new and impressive volume of poems. In an essay on Richard Hugo, poet James Wright called him ‘one of the precious few poets of our age. who has, and sustains, an abiding vision.’ Hugo took that vision to Skye with him: he makes Scottish history, legends, and ‘triggering towns’ his own in these new poems, just as he has earlier done in poems of the American West. And in making them his own, he makes them our own as well. He continues-to he, in Wright’s words, ‘a great poet, true to our difficult life.’ Richard Hugo was director of the creative writing program at the University of Montana and editor of the Yale Younger Poets series. He won the Theodore Roethke Memorial Poetry Prize for WHAT THOU LOVEST WELL REMAINS AMERICAN; this book and THE LADY IN KICKING HORSE RESERVOIR were finalists for the National Book Award. . Bookseller Inventory # 28094

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