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The Resource Once in the West, Christian Wiman

Once in the West, Christian Wiman

Label
Once in the West
Title
Once in the West
Statement of responsibility
Christian Wiman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Once in the West, Christian Wiman's fourth collection, is as intense and intimate as poetry gets--from the "suffering of primal silence" that it plumbs to the "rockshriek of joy" that it achieves and enables. Readers of Wiman's earlier books will recognize the sharp characterizations and humor--"From her I learned the earthworm's exemplary open-mindedness, / its engine of discriminate shit"--As well as his particular brand of reverent rage: "Lord if I implore you please just please leave me alone / is that a prayer that's every instant answered?" But there is something new here, too: moving love poems to his wife, tender glimpses of his children, and, amid the onslaughts of illness and fear and failures, "a trace / of peace."
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wiman, Christian
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3573.I47843
LC item number
O63 2014
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Lyrik
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Label
Once in the West, Christian Wiman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 103)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Sungone noon : Mad sand ; Back ; Tell me ; Big country ; Native ; Calculus ; One ; Keynote ; Rust ; Less ; Music maybe ; Black diamond ; Prey ; Blink ; We lived ; Rest home ; What voice is this cut in the air ; After ; Sunday school ; Memory's mercies ; Even the demon ; Winterlude ; Believing green ; Love's last ; Under the unheavened -- 2. My stop is grand : My stop is grand ; Interior ; Little killing ditty ; Wartime train ; Portrait of an artist ; Razing a tower ; Into the instant's bliss ; The preacher addresses the seminarians ; Self-portrait, with preacher, pain, and snow ; The river ; The secret ; Witness ; My quiet ; Here visible ; Antiquity too ; After a storm ; Coming into the kingdom ; Between ; Little religion ; Varieties of quiet ; A poem for Edward Thomas ; I don't want to be alive anymore ; What rest in faith ; Love is the living heart of dread ; Something in us suffering touches
Control code
869552376
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 105 pages
Isbn
9780374227012
Lccn
2014000389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)869552376
Label
Once in the West, Christian Wiman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (page 103)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Sungone noon : Mad sand ; Back ; Tell me ; Big country ; Native ; Calculus ; One ; Keynote ; Rust ; Less ; Music maybe ; Black diamond ; Prey ; Blink ; We lived ; Rest home ; What voice is this cut in the air ; After ; Sunday school ; Memory's mercies ; Even the demon ; Winterlude ; Believing green ; Love's last ; Under the unheavened -- 2. My stop is grand : My stop is grand ; Interior ; Little killing ditty ; Wartime train ; Portrait of an artist ; Razing a tower ; Into the instant's bliss ; The preacher addresses the seminarians ; Self-portrait, with preacher, pain, and snow ; The river ; The secret ; Witness ; My quiet ; Here visible ; Antiquity too ; After a storm ; Coming into the kingdom ; Between ; Little religion ; Varieties of quiet ; A poem for Edward Thomas ; I don't want to be alive anymore ; What rest in faith ; Love is the living heart of dread ; Something in us suffering touches
Control code
869552376
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 105 pages
Isbn
9780374227012
Lccn
2014000389
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)869552376

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