Finding My Elegy
New and Selected Poems: 1960-2010
By Ursula K. Le Guin
(Houghton Mifflin, Hardcover, 9780547858203, 196pp.)
Publication Date: September 2012
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Though internationally known and honored for her imaginative fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin started out as a poet, and since 1959 has never ceased to publish poems. "Finding My Elegy" distills her life's work, offering a selection of the best from her six earlier volumes of poetry and introducing a powerful group of poems, at once earthy and transcendent, written in the first decade of the twenty-first century.
The fruit of over a half century of writing, the seventy selected and seventy-seven new poems consider war and creativity, motherhood and the natural world, and glint with humor and vivid beauty. These moving works of art are a reckoning with a whole life.