Spirit Cabinet

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Februar 2002



Spirit Cabinet is an ambitious work, seamlessly mixing autobiography with subjects ranging from pop music to ancient Egypt, from Stalin's reading habits to Shackleton's ill-fated Antarctic expedition. Formally inventive, elegiac and redemptive, aesthetically and emotionally risky, this is Wojahn's most ingenious and compelling collection.


David Wojahn, author of five previous volumes of poetry, is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the George Kent Memorial Prize from Poetry magazine and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches in Vermont College's M.F.A. in Writing Program, and is a professor of English and director of the Program in Creative Writing at Indiana University. Wojahn lives in Bloomington, Indiana.


"A spirit cabinet, for the Shakers, was a sort of stage through which the other world might speak. David Wojahn's ferocious poems are 'spirit cabinets' in which appear the raging ghosts of public and private history. His searing, harrowed book portrays a nearly ruined world lit by a glimmer of tenderness, and by the corrective perspectives of irony and self-awareness." - Mark Doty "With an Old Testament wrath and a New Testament forgiveness, Wojahn charts the inscriptions and erasures of both voices and cultures, weaving his own magic carpet to guide us above the confusion and toward any clarity, any wisdom which still might be left to us. With his autobiographical tour de force, 'Crayola,' Wojahn spins the wild, kaleidoscopic roulette wheel of his own life, melding - among others - the voices of antiquity and prophecy with the erotic balloons of comic books." - David St. John
EAN: 9780822957768
ISBN: 0822957760
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 2002
Seitenanzahl: 128 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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