Considering the Radiance: Essays on the Poetry of A.R. Ammons

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David Burak, Roger Gilbert, Ingrid Arnesen
W. W. Norton & Company, 2005 - 365 pages
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This intimate collection of essays addressed to the common reader pays tribute to one of the twentieth century s major poets. Encompassing every phase of A. R. Ammons s oeuvre, from his beginnings in the 1950s to his late masterpieces, Garbage and Glare, this book of essays explores the personal side of a poet often still seen as forbiddingly abstract and intellectual. Included are essays by Helen Vendler, Alice Fulton, Harold Bloom, and John Ashbery, among others."
 

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Contents

Preface David Burak II
11
Richard Howard The Spent Seer Consigns Order
21
When
45
John Ashbery In the American Grain 1973
89
Josephine Miles Light Wind Motion 1973
95
Josephine Jacobsen The Talk of Giants 1973
107
David Kalstone Ammonss Radiant Toys 1973
125
The Poetry
160
Pilgrim Sage
248
James McConkey Rereading Ammonss
281
A R Ammons 1986
294
David Burak In the Dumpsters of the Gods 2001
311
A R Ammons
317
Ingrid Arnesen The Whistle 2001
323
A Reminiscence
330
Between Josephine Miles and A R Ammons 2003
343

Roald Hoffmann The Natural Philosopher
173
A R Ammons 19262001 2001
213
David Lehman Archies Sphere 2002
233
Notes on the Contributors
357
Permissions
363
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