No One Can Stem The Tide: Selected Poems 1931-1991 by Jane Tyson ClementNo One Can Stem The Tide: Selected Poems 1931-1991 by Jane Tyson Clement

No One Can Stem The Tide: Selected Poems 1931-1991

byJane Tyson Clement

Paperback | May 25, 2014

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Though most of Jane Tyson Clement's poems remained hidden in private notebooks during her lifetime, the few that traveled beyond her hands were widely admired and drew critical acclaim. Now, with this first comprehensive anthology of her work, the public can at last discover this gifted poet and give her the audience she deserves.

Evoking comparisons to such better-known contemporaries as Jane Kenyon, Wendell Berry, and Denise Levertov, Clement is direct and understated. Even when technically sophisticated, her poetry speaks with a familiar voice and draws on accessible images from the natural world.

Still, these are no mere "nature poems." In exploring the varied emotions of life - of love, longing, and loss; memory, sacrifice, and desire; struggle and frustration, joy and resolve - they reveal the tireless seeking of a generous and honest heart and beckon the reader down new avenues of seeing and hearing.
Jane Tyson Clement (1917-2000) was a poet, teacher, writer, and mother of seven. Born to Quaker parents, she grew up in Manhattan. Though she lived there until she was nineteen, she was never truly at home in the city but preferred Bay Head, New Jersey, where the family owned a summer house. Bay Head's windswept shore drew Jane back ye...
Title:No One Can Stem The Tide: Selected Poems 1931-1991Format:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.75 inPublished:May 25, 2014Publisher:Plough Publishing HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0874869005

ISBN - 13:9780874869002

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Table of Contents

Foreword viii. The Seaii. Love and Longingiii. Artiv. Naturev. Time and Changevi. Self-knowledgevii. FaithIndex

Editorial Reviews

Beneath the verse stirs a burning, unquenchable flame. Faith and radical optimism permeate these poems.