Memoir Of The Hawk: Poems

Paperback | July 30, 2002

byJames Tate

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Memoir of the Hawk creates a world populated by hundreds of characters, believable and strange, tugged at the edges by the unexpected. In the privacy of their homes, who can save them from themselves? In the forests and hills and on the beautiful lakes, what could possibly be wrong? Even in the sweet hometown, with its kindly police, menace lurks in a thousand disguises. Mystery and magic surround this metropolis of the imagination. Once again, James Tate has given us a world of surprising pleasures:

... lost in the interstellar space between teacups in the cupboard, found in the beak of a downy woodpecker, the lovers staring into the void and then jumping over it, flying into their beautiful tomorrows like the heroes of a storm.

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Memoir of the Hawk creates a world populated by hundreds of characters, believable and strange, tugged at the edges by the unexpected. In the privacy of their homes, who can save them from themselves? In the forests and hills and on the beautiful lakes, what could possibly be wrong? Even in the sweet hometown, with its kindly police, m...

James Tate was born in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1943. He is the author ofMemoir of the Hawk (2001); Shroud of the Gnome(1997); Worshipful Company of Fletchers (1994), which won the National Book Award; Selected Poems (1991), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award for Poetry; Distance from Loved Ones (1990)...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.44 inPublished:July 30, 2002Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006093543X

ISBN - 13:9780060935436

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“...Mr. Tate’s gift is such that many of [his] poems move me at least to plain envy of what he can do.” (W. S. Merwin, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet and author of The Lost Upland)