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The Resource I praise my destroyer : poems, Diane Ackerman

I praise my destroyer : poems, Diane Ackerman

Label
I praise my destroyer : poems
Title
I praise my destroyer
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Diane Ackerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Diane Ackerman's long-awaited new collection of poems reveals once again her intense response to the worlds of nature, science, and society. Published in time for April's National Poetry Month
  • Ackerman's poetry, like much of her prose, uniquely combines lyricism with sobriety and confronts us with figures both real and fantastic, both of this earth and of some other, more beautiful planet
  • The last stanza of the title poem reads:
  • "praise life's bright catastrophes,
  • and all the ceremonies of grief
  • praise our real estate -- a shadow and a grave,
  • praise my destroyer,
  • and will continue praising
  • until hours run like mercury
  • through my fingers, hope flares a final time
  • in the last throes of innocence,
  • and all the coins of sense are spent."
  • Diane Ackerman has gathered the poems into something that is more than the sum of its parts -- a rare event in poetry
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3551.C48
LC item number
I2 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Label
I praise my destroyer : poems, Diane Ackerman
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
404863
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 114 p.
Isbn
9780679448785
Lccn
97034464
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37451892
  • (OCoLC)37451892
Label
I praise my destroyer : poems, Diane Ackerman
Link
Publication
Control code
404863
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 114 p.
Isbn
9780679448785
Lccn
97034464
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm37451892
  • (OCoLC)37451892

Library Locations

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