The Auroras (Hardcover)

By David St John

HarperTorch, 9780062088482, 74pp.

Publication Date: March 20, 2012

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Description

"David St. John's work has been distinguished from the start by its intimacy and subtlety, and by a disturbing force, the work of an urgent sensibility and a true ear." --W. S. Merwin

This long-awaited collection from David St. John is the most provocative, adventurous, and stylistically eclectic work of his career. The beauty, music, and artistry of David St. John's poetry have been long admired; now The Auroras reveals the extent and breadth of this masterful poetic achievement. Readers of Larry Levis, Dana Gioia, and Phillip Levine will be captivated by this searing, surprising, and sensual collection from one of the world's greatest poets writing at the height of his talent and insight.


Praise For The Auroras

“Poems…full of magic and light…Essential for readers of contemporary poetry.”
-Library Journal (starred review)

“Read these poems slowly because this kind of writing does not happen overnight… THE AURORAS is luxurious whether dealing with the ordinary or the magnificent.”
-Grace Cavalieri, Washington Independent Review of Books

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