Lasting: Poems on Aging

Lasting Poems on Aging Lasting is an anthology of poems about aging that together tell a playful and profound story From portraits of aged people to experiences of getting old to the finality of aging and death the book

  • Title: Lasting: Poems on Aging
  • Author: Meg Files
  • ISBN: 9781931638036
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • Lasting is an anthology of poems about aging that, together, tell a playful and profound story From portraits of aged people to experiences of getting old to the finality of aging and death, the book is a deep and often funny journey The anthology includes 158 poems by Kim Addonizio, Robert Bly, Billy Collins, Philip Dacey, Toi Derricotte, Rita Dove, Stephen Dunn, DonaldLasting is an anthology of poems about aging that, together, tell a playful and profound story From portraits of aged people to experiences of getting old to the finality of aging and death, the book is a deep and often funny journey The anthology includes 158 poems by Kim Addonizio, Robert Bly, Billy Collins, Philip Dacey, Toi Derricotte, Rita Dove, Stephen Dunn, Donald Finkel, Tess Gallagher, Dana Gioia, Donald Hall, X.J Kennedy, Maxine Kumin, Jane Hirshfield, Dorianne Laux, Li Young Lee, Philip Levine, W.S Merwin, Marge Piercy, Pattiann Rogers, W.D Snodgrass, Gary Soto, Chase Twichell, C.K Williams, Charles Wright, and many Taken together, the poems become a conversation with questions and answers, with the exchange and play of fine talk Lasting is, finally, a collective coming to terms with mortality.

    One thought on “Lasting: Poems on Aging”

    1. This is a wonderful collection, but I can only read a bit at a time. Who wants to contemplate aging more than that?Here's a taste:A Postmortem GuideFor my eulogist, in advanceDo not praise me for my exceptional serenity.Can't you see I've turned awayfrom the large excitements,and have accepted all the troubles?Go down to the old cemetery; you'll seethere's nothing definitive to be said.The dead once were all kinds���boundary breakers and scalawags,martyrs of the flesh, and so manydumb bunn [...]

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