Double Shadow: Poems

byCarl Phillips

Paperback | March 27, 2012

Double Shadow: Poems by Carl Phillips
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A stunning new collection of poems from the author of Speak Low

Comparing any human life to "a restless choir" of impulses variously in conflict and at peace with one another, Carl Phillips, in his eleventh book, examines the double shadow that a life casts forth: "now risk, and now / faintheartedness." In poems that both embody and inhabit this double shadow, risk and faintheartedness prove to have the power equally to rescue us from ourselves and to destroy us. Spare, haunted, and haunting, yet not without hope, Double Shadow argues for life as a wilderness through which there's only the questing forward-with no regrets and no looking back.

Double Shadow is a finalist for the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry
Winner of the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Poetry

A Boston Globe Best Poetry Book of 2011

Carl Phillips is the author of ten previous books of poems, including Speak Low; Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems, 1986-2006; Riding Westward; and The Rest of Love, a National Book Award finalist. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis.
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Title:Double Shadow: PoemsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:80 pages, 8.27 X 5.44 X 0.22 inShipping dimensions:80 pages, 8.27 X 5.44 X 0.22 inPublished:March 27, 2012Publisher:Farrar, Straus And GirouxLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0374533156

ISBN - 13:9780374533151

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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