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The Sea of Tranquility

Gordon, Don

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ISBN 10: 0915306794 / ISBN 13: 9780915306794
Published by Curbstone Press
Condition: Like New Soft cover
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Trade paperback. Near Fine condition; edges, corners, and covers of book show very minor wear. No underlining; no highlighting; no internal markings. No pricing stickers. No remainder mark. Stored in sealed plastic protection. In the event of a problem we guarantee full refund. 1995. Trade paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 372489

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Title: The Sea of Tranquility

Publisher: Curbstone Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Like New

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"...his poems about old age are like fierce beacons lighting the horizon." -- People's Daily World

"Don Gordon is one of the most overlooked poets of the twentieth century..." -- Bloomsbury Review

Black Hole
Chosen People
Citizen Band
The City
The Distance To The Planets
In The Cell
In The Vanguard
Los Desaparecidos
The Missiles
The Mole
Neighborhood Watch
No One
On The Border
On The Mesa
The Scientist
The Sea Of Tranquility
Someone Has Heard
The Tears
The Theory
There Were No People
To The Survivors
The Widows
Words And Music
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

Survival is not enough for Don Gordon, a neglected poet of our era who writes poems of age's hard wisdom: "Me child is welling up in me, / A terrible fountain of bones." Older blood brother of Wendell Berry, Gordon's poems arise out of a concem for a land and people that nourished his eighty-seven years in a world that now seems fallen away into "nightmare cliffs," materialism, and confusion: "Talk now on this frequency before they jam it. Find out: why everything crawls into dark culverts, There are no lights on the plain." Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, in 1902, now a resident of Los Angeles and author of five previous books of poetry, Gordon, according to Thomas McGrath, "is one of the very best of revolutionary poets." Unmythical and outspoken, these candid poems are disarmingly directed at the nerve centers of our national psyche. A twentieth-century poet-prophet, Gordon believes in the civic and moral duty of a poet "to invent a sea of tranquility / in the heartland." Things matter to him as they did to Matthew Arnold and Edmund Wilson. His work has the gentleness of an eighteenth-century house and the toughness of an M-16. Despite the semi-apocalyptic edge to his vision, "The Sea of Tranquility" discloses a sad, upbeat blossoming, a twilight mood not unlike King Lear watching Cordelia die. -- From Independent Publisher

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