99 Poems

99 Poems

New & Selected

Book - 2016
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99 Poems: New & Selected for the first time gathers work from across his career, including a dozen remarkable new poems. Gioia has not ordered this selection chronologically. Instead, his great subjects organize this volume into broad themes of mystery, remembrance, imagination, place, stories, songs, and love. The result is a book we might live our lives alongside, and a reminder of the deep and abiding pleasures and reassurances that poetry provides us.

McMillan Palgrave

So much of what we live goes on inside—
The diaries of grief, the tongue-tied aches
Of unacknowledged love are no less real
For having passed unsaid. What we conceal
Is always more than what we dare confide.
Think of the letters that we write our dead.

—from “Unsaid”

Dana Gioia has long been celebrated as a poet of sharp intelligence and brooding emotion with an ingenious command of his craft. 99 Poems: New & Selected gathers for the first time work from across his career, including many remarkable new poems. Gioia has not arranged this selection chronologically but instead has organized it by theme in seven sections: Mystery, Place, Remembrance, Imagination, Stories, Songs, and Love. The result is a book that reveals and renews the pleasures, consolations, and sense of wonder that poetry bestows.



Baker
& Taylor

Collects work from across the poet's career, organized by theme into seven sections--mystery, place, remembrance, imagination, stories, songs, and love.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781555977320
1555977324
Branch Call Number: 811.54 GIOIA
Characteristics: 188 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Ninety-nine poems

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