Poems

Poems I ve known Alvin Feinman s poems for than thirty years now and some of them are always in my mind and ear Preambles Pilgrim Heights This Tree November Sunday Morning Circumferences and several B

  • Title: Poems
  • Author: Alvin Feinman
  • ISBN: 9780691014692
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • I ve known Alvin Feinman s poems for than thirty years now, and some of them are always in my mind and ear Preambles, Pilgrim Heights, This Tree, November Sunday Morning, Circumferences, and several Because his poetry has been so sparse, Feinman found only a small audience, but they have been select, skilled, and faithful readers The best of his poe I ve known Alvin Feinman s poems for than thirty years now, and some of them are always in my mind and ear Preambles, Pilgrim Heights, This Tree, November Sunday Morning, Circumferences, and several Because his poetry has been so sparse, Feinman found only a small audience, but they have been select, skilled, and faithful readers The best of his poems stand with the most achieved work of his generation, with the best of Ashbery, Merrill, Ammons, Hollander, and only a few others Harold BloomThis volume of Alvin Feinman s poems presents a highly praised earlier work, Preambles and Other Poems, combined with recent poems Of Preambles Alan Tate wrote, This is a remarkable first book there is an acute and subtle sensibility at work Pilgrim Heights is one of the best poems by an American that I have seen in many years From Pilgrim Heights Something, something, the heart here Misses, something it knows it needs Unable to bless the wind passes A swifter shadow sweeps the reeds, The heart a colder contrast brushes.So this fool, face forward, belly Pressed among the rushes, plays out His pulse to the dune s long slant Down from blue to bluer element, The bold encompassing drink of airAnd namelessness, a length compound Of want and oneness the shore s mumbling Distantly tells something a wing s Dry pivot stresses, carved Through barrens of stillness and glare

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