Complete Shorter Poetry
New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811218726, 365pp.
Publication Date: January 28, 2011
Anew, sun, to fire summer leaves move toward the ai from the stems of the branche fire summer fire summe --from Ane Here is the complete music-filled arc of Louis Zukofsky's shorter verse collected in one volume: lyrical love poems written to his wife Celia and son Paul; the groundbreaking "Poem Beginning 'The, ' " "which sends up 'The Waste Land' and its cultural vision in a cloud of bricolage, a hilarious pastiche of quotes, canon and kitsch, high and low hopelessly intertwined" (Michael Palmer); the boisterous, riotous translations of Catullus; spare, brilliant nature poems as if written by an ancient hokku master; his genius " 'Mantis' " sestina; the enigmatic, spiraling, and beautiful last poems, "80 Flowers."Anew: Complete Shorter Poetry is a book of blessings and gifts for any poetry lover.