Get A Momentary Glory: Last Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Series) PDF

By Harvey Shapiro

ISBN-10: 0819574953

ISBN-13: 9780819574954

The prestigious poet Harvey Shapiro gave up the ghost on January 7, 2013. The poems during this e-book, lots of them formerly unpublished and chanced on simply after his dying, are a superb present, and the ultimate affirmation of his notable expertise. Edited by way of Shapiro's literary executor, the poet and critic Norman Finkelstein, those final poems undergo an unheard of gravitas, and but they're as supple, jazzy, and edgy as Shapiro's past paintings. all of the topics for which he's recognized are fantastically represented right here. There are poems of his reports in international conflict II, the erotic existence, and of day-by-day moments in Brooklyn and big apple, all looking for a sophisticated knowledge and style that the poet calls "a temporary glory." As Shapiro tells us, the poem "Is an Egyptian / send of the useless, / every little thing required / for all times kept / in its hold." The booklet comprises an advent via the editor. a web reader's better half should be to be had.

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And you have someone like Eliot who was really just hung up by this and wasn't able to write any poetry after The Waste Land on account of it because he thought he didn't know enough history. He'd gotten a few historical things and so he thought, well gee, I'd better write plays because I don't know enough about what my Muse is. Obviously all these things arc important for human beings and since I'm a human being, some of my best friends are too. But I don't think that ultimately that's as important as just cleaning things up so that the invaders, the things which are parasitical on you and create poems, can come in.

JS: Daschnye hootl pont. GB: You've got another language going at the same time too, you know, with gestures . . JS: Go/ sidneye pudya padya. Spa! GB: But these people are . . [Laughter] GLADYS HINDMARCH:" Jack, I was going to ask you if you've ever had the experience of having a line that you're satisfied with at the time that then you did like later, and that wasn't going in the other direction —a direction other than what the poem was. I think you're so definite about, if you're pleased with it, then it is wrong.

Gah. Kushnee pad ta [Martian]. Dictation and "A Textbook of Poetry" 13 GB: But I can look at yon, you know. JS: Daschnye hootl pont. GB: You've got another language going at the same time too, you know, with gestures . . JS: Go/ sidneye pudya padya. Spa! GB: But these people are . . [Laughter] GLADYS HINDMARCH:" Jack, I was going to ask you if you've ever had the experience of having a line that you're satisfied with at the time that then you did like later, and that wasn't going in the other direction —a direction other than what the poem was.

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