In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011 (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

In Defense of Nothing: Selected Poems 1987-2011 (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

Peter Gizzi

Language: English

Pages: 241

ISBN: 081957564X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Since his celebrated first book of poetry, Peter Gizzi has been hailed as one of the most significant and distinctive voices writing today. Gathered from over five collections, and representing close to twenty-five years of work, the poems in this generous selection strike a dynamic balance of honesty, emotion, intellectual depth and otherworldly resonance—in Gizzi's work, poetry itself becomes a primary ground of human experience. Haunted, vibrant, and saturated with luminous detail, Gizzi's poetry enlists the American vernacular in a magical and complex music. In Defense of Nothing is an immensely valuable introduction to the work of this extraordinary and singular poet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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