The Auroras: New Poems

Hardcover | March 20, 2012

byDavid St. John

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“David St. John's work has been distinguished from the start by its intimacy and subtlety, and by a disturbing force, the work of an urgent sensibility and a true ear.” —W. S. Merwin

This long-awaited collection from David St. John is the most provocative, adventurous, and stylistically eclectic work of his career. The beauty, music, and artistry of David St. John’s poetry have been long admired; now The Auroras reveals the extent and breadth of this masterful poetic achievement. Readers of Larry Levis, Dana Gioia, and Phillip Levine will be captivated by this searing, surprising, and sensual collection from one of the world’s greatest poets writing at the height of his talent and insight.

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“David St. John's work has been distinguished from the start by its intimacy and subtlety, and by a disturbing force, the work of an urgent sensibility and a true ear.” —W. S. MerwinThis long-awaited collection from David St. John is the most provocative, adventurous, and stylistically eclectic work of his career. The beauty, music, an...

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An exciting, long-awaited collection from the National Book Award finalist, a poet of wild imagination and formidable accomplishmentDavid St. John's new collection of poetry, The Auroras, is the most provocative, adventurous, and stylistically eclectic work of his career. Composed as a triptych of three distinct movements, it opens wit...

Prizewinning poet David St. John is the author of ten collections of poetry, includingStudy for the World's Body: New and Selected Poems, which was a finalist for the National Book Award, as well asWhere the Angels Come Toward Us, a volume of essays, interviews, and reviews. He is the co-editor, with Cole Swenson, ofAmerican Hybrid: A ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:96 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.52 inPublished:March 20, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062088483

ISBN - 13:9780062088482

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“Read these poems slowly because this kind of writing does not happen overnight… THE AURORAS is luxurious whether dealing with the ordinary or the magnificent.”