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Mercy Seat

Norman Dubie

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ISBN : 9781556591556
Hardcover
540 pages
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If Joseph Stalin feared poets, so should you--Norman DubieCopper Canyon Press is thrilled to present Norman Dubies first collection in over a decade. Dubie is not simply a poets poet, he is a readers poet. His poems draw upon and recast theMoreIf Joseph Stalin feared poets, so should you--Norman DubieCopper Canyon Press is thrilled to present Norman Dubies first collection in over a decade. Dubie is not simply a poets poet, he is a readers poet. His poems draw upon and recast the worlds great tales, and salvages from the backwaters of human history moments of redemptive, imaginative beauty. The Mercy Seat collects new poems together with work from all of his seventeen previous, out-of-print books, and presents a major body of work.Previous praise:One of the most powerful and influential American poets-Dubie is perhaps best known for his dramatic monologues, the urgent personal histories of personages from the past-artists, writers, thinkers, and musicians. The famous speakers and renowned figures who appear-Ovid, Chekhov, Beethoven, Klee, Coleridge, Virginia Woolf, Ibsen and others-are, for Dubie, important exemplars of new ways of seeing, of new modes of perception. These poems have a fierce clarity and disarming ease- they are detailed and compassionate, personal yet universal.--Washington Post Book WorldThe reader new to Mr. Dubies work is likely to be struck first by the vigor of his forms and the bravery of his language.--The New York Times Book ReviewA critic wrote, If Marc Chagall were an X-rated poet, hed be Norman Dubie.-Norman DubieNorman Dubie is a Regents professor at Arizona State University. He has been the poetry editor for The Iowa Review and the director of the graduate poetry workshop at the University of Iowa. His award-winning poetry includes The Clouds of Magellan, The Horsehair Sofa, Alehouse Sonnets, Groom Falconer and more. He lives with his wife and daughter in Tempe, Arizona.The Friary at Blossom, Prologue & InstructionsThe pond-lilies are like little executionsover the water, the flat physical collarsof aristocrats and the cords that lungefor the bottom. The yellow perch circlingthe impeccable underneath of farewell, governmentand mud in April.The image of a horse diving into waterignores the wild dogs up on the cliff,their failur