Once in the West: Poems Christian Wiman

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Once in the West: Poems  by  Christian Wiman

Once in the West: Poems by Christian Wiman
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One of The New York Times 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA searing new collection from one of our countrys most important poetsMemories merciesmostly arentbut there wereI sweardaysveined with graceMoreOne of The New York Times 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistA searing new collection from one of our countrys most important poetsMemories merciesmostly arentbut there wereI sweardaysveined with grace--from Memorys MerciesOnce in the West, Christian Wimans 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 Wimans earlier books will recognize the sharp characterizations and humor--From her I learned the earthworms 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 thats 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.



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