I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets

This all-new collection by former Alaska poet laureate smoothly blends his life in Maine, his years in Alaska, and his love of Chinese poetry—which has been a key influence on his work—into a lyrical fantasy that will enchant lovers of ...

I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets

I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets

This all-new collection by former Alaska poet laureate smoothly blends his life in Maine, his years in Alaska, and his love of Chinese poetry—which has been a key influence on his work—into a lyrical fantasy that will enchant lovers of verse. These tightly rhythmic, compact eight-line poems demonstrate a rare deftness with—and an even more uncommon ear for—language, revealing poetic form to be neither a puzzle nor an accomplishment in itself, but a compositional tool and a spur to creativity.

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I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets
Language: en
Pages: 398
Authors: Tom Sexton
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-15 - Publisher: University of Alaska Press

This all-new collection by former Alaska poet laureate smoothly blends his life in Maine, his years in Alaska, and his love of Chinese poetry—which has been a key influence on his work—into a lyrical fantasy that will enchant lovers of verse. These tightly rhythmic, compact eight-line poems demonstrate a rare
A Ladder of Cranes
Language: en
Pages: 60
Authors: Tom Sexton
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-03-15 - Publisher: University of Alaska Press

When watching old men releasing their caged birds at dawn in New York City or a ladder of cranes rising from a field in Manitoba or even willow catkins in Alaska, Sexton is a keen observer of the interconnectedness of the natural and human worlds. Here we meet the wolf
Cummiskey Alley
Language: en
Pages: 143
Authors: Tom Sexton
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-20 - Publisher:

The definitive collection of Tom Sexton's poems about his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts, where he grew up after World War II before leaving for military service and higher education. He would settle in Alaska and teach for decades at the University of Alaska, where he co-founded the respected Alaska Quarterly
Side by Side
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: Larry Kimmel, Joy McCall
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-01-24 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

Joy and Larry met each other in the pages of tanka journals, a few years ago, and became friends and began to write together, almost always in pairs of tanka, and mostly thrown down in passing. The result is Side by Side, an intimate look inside friendship of two master
The Delight of Being . . .
Language: en
Pages: 172
Authors: Stephen Orr Manning
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-14 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

The poems in the author's second volume continue the authors love of simplicity and the beauties of nature. His world travels have enlarged his mental library of poetic styles and influences. Many of these poems resulted from an interest in ancient Chinese poets, such as Li Po and Du Fu,

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