Ambition and Survival

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Ambition and Survival

Becoming a Poet

By Christian Wiman

Copper Canyon Press, Paperback, 9781556592607, 249pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007


An intimate first book of personal essays and incisive commentary from the editor of Poetry.

About the Author
Christian Wiman is the author of seven previous books, including a memoir, "My Bright Abyss" "Meditation of a Modern Believer "(FSG, 2013); "Every Riven Thing "(FSG, 2010), winner of the Ambassador Book Award in poetry; and "Stolen Air: Selected ""Poems of Osip Mandelstam". From 2003 to 2013, he was the editor of "Poetry "magazine. He currently teaches religion and literature at the Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School. He lives in Connecticut.