The Resource A country of strangers : new and selected poems, D. Nurkse

A country of strangers : new and selected poems, D. Nurkse

Label
A country of strangers : new and selected poems
Title
A country of strangers
Title remainder
new and selected poems
Statement of responsibility
D. Nurkse
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The selected poems of an essential American poet, who has cast a clear eye on our politics, our places, and our heart's hidden stories over eleven books and thirty-five years. D. Nurkse's immigrant parents met on a boat out of Europe in 1940; he was a child of the generation whose anxieties were forged in the shadow of Hiroshima and the aftermath of WWII. His poems extend that child's dignified ignorance into an open encounter with the cataclysms of the latter twentieth century and with family structures. Whispers of the old country of Estonia provide the backdrop for the boy's baseballs, thrown in the fading twilight of the 1950s ("Secretly, I was proudest of my skill / at standing alone in the darkness"). The young man explores sexual passion and the arrival of a child in a young marriage ("We showed her daylight in our cupped hands"), while the mature poet writes of loneliness and community in our cities ("but on the streets / there was no one"), and the urgent need for us to keep expressing our will as citizens. Throughout this matchless career, Nurkse has crafted visceral lines that celebrate the fragility of what simply exists--birdsong, moonrise, illness, water towers--and the complexity of human perception, our stumble forward through it toward understanding"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nurkse, D.
Dewey number
811/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3564.U76
LC item number
A6 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
A country of strangers : new and selected poems, D. Nurkse
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2021028663
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780593321409
Lccn
2021028663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
A country of strangers : new and selected poems, D. Nurkse
Publication
Note
  • "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
  • Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2021028663
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780593321409
Lccn
2021028663
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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