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&: A Serial Poem [Paperback]

Daryl Hine

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Sept. 15 2010

The poems in & - A Serial Poem flit from thought to thought, from the philosophical to the mundane. They are autobiographical without being confessional, which turns into a cycle of loss and wonder. These poems introduce us to the interconnectedness of living in our modern era, evoking thoughts through wit and learning with the assurances of a great master.

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Fitzhenry & Whiteside (Sept. 15 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1554551641
  • ISBN-13: 978-1554551644
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 15.1 x 0.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #843,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Praise for Daryl Hine

"At certain moments, in reading him, one has the startled sense that language has arrived at a kind of impasse which only a quick scintillation of wit - in the form of a sly rhyme, a subtle pun or an extravagant rhetorical flourish - can grace, if not elude. As a result, Hine's poems, unlike the brittle pirouettes of the formalist, seem to take shape, in all their glistening eloquence, hot from some secret forge...Hine succeeds at something which once was commonplace but has now become sadly rare: he writes poems which give pleasure to the reader."
-Eric Ormsby, Canadian Notes & Queries

"Hine's robust language…gleams with what sonneteers used to call sprezzatura, the confident, making-it-look-easy gloss that greases great art."
-Jason Guriel, Poetry

About the Author

Daryl Hine was born in British Columbia, studied at McGill University in Montreal and at the University of Chicago. He is the former editor of Poetry and has taught at the University of Chicago, the University of Illinois, and Northwestern. He has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a medal from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has published eleven books of verse and six of verse translations.

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4.0 out of 5 stars There's only one disappointment June 24 2013
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In the excerpt from &: A Serial Poem that appeared in Poetry Magazine some time ago, the sections of the poem were separated by the ampersand rather than numbers (as is the case in the full-length book) which detracts significantly from the dynamic of the piece. I don't know why the decision was made to make the switch to numbered sections for the book, but I don't think it works as well as the ampersand.

The individual passages themselves are a pleasure.

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