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Collected Poems (edition 2012)

by Jack Gilbert

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Title:Collected Poems
Authors:Jack Gilbert
Info:Knopf (2012), Hardcover, 432 pages
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This is my first exposure to Gilbert. He's not, I think, my cup of tea. There were several poems I liked, but only one (Rain) I loved. I did enjoy the way this book took me through his life's work, though. And some of his imagery was terrific. There was one poem about old men going back to the farm of their youth that really resonated with me. I'm glad I read this book, but it's not one I need on my shelf. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
Jack Gilbert is dead. Story from Slate can be read here:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/11/13/jack_gilbert_dead_poet_was_87.htm...

Enough good cannot be said of the great poet, Jack Gilbert. I am glad he has a "Collected" body of work out now. It is fitting for such a talented and steadfast man as he. It is my sincere hope that he can win with this book a Pulitzer Prize, that is, if they still give those prizes out for excellence and long-accomplishment. Wallace Stevens comes to mind. ( )
  MSarki | Mar 31, 2013 |
This is an outstanding collection! The poems are very accessible and deal with universal themes of love and loss. Most are short and have an almost haiku-like focus on everyday experience. The early poems suffer from a bit of classics-itis (references to classical literature which aren't relevant to most readers anymore). The geographic range is fascinating: from his childhood in Pittsburgh; to a rocky marriage in Greece which ultimately fails; to Italy; and Japan where another wife dies. I would recommend this collection to anyone, but especially to anyone who thinks they don't like poetry. Gilbert will change your mind! ( )
  theageofsilt | Mar 5, 2013 |
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"More than fifty years of poems by the incomparable Jack Gilbert are gathered in this volume, from his Yale Younger Poets prizewinning volume to his glorious late poems, including a section of previously uncollected work."--Jacket.

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