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Breakfast Served Any Time All Day: Essays on Poetry New and Selected (Poets on Poetry)

by Donald Hall

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Breakfast Served Any Time All Day collects forty years of writings on poetry in one essential volume by master of American letters Donald Hall. Praise for Breakfast Served: ". . . the essays in this book are engaging, passionate, strange, and unified. Hall has been around a long time, and you can trace the concerns of a generation through the mind of this one man: questions about the diminished scope of poetry, the diminished ambitions of poets, how a poem 'means,' etc. . . . . Criticism . . . is an exercise in sanity, of which these essays are a splendid and useful example." -Poetry "A luminous and essential volume about the sensuality of language, its pleasures and sounds." -Ploughshares "It is in this merger of a poet's biography and a poem's body that Hall does his best work. . . . [Breakfast Served Any Time All Day] has an undeniably infectious quality to it. Finishing it, you cannot help but want to return to your bookshelf, and read-again or for the first time-the great forgotten poems of our past." -Nathan Greenwood Thompson, Rain Taxi… (more)
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Breakfast Served Any Time All Day collects forty years of writings on poetry in one essential volume by master of American letters Donald Hall. Praise for Breakfast Served: ". . . the essays in this book are engaging, passionate, strange, and unified. Hall has been around a long time, and you can trace the concerns of a generation through the mind of this one man: questions about the diminished scope of poetry, the diminished ambitions of poets, how a poem 'means,' etc. . . . . Criticism . . . is an exercise in sanity, of which these essays are a splendid and useful example." -Poetry "A luminous and essential volume about the sensuality of language, its pleasures and sounds." -Ploughshares "It is in this merger of a poet's biography and a poem's body that Hall does his best work. . . . [Breakfast Served Any Time All Day] has an undeniably infectious quality to it. Finishing it, you cannot help but want to return to your bookshelf, and read-again or for the first time-the great forgotten poems of our past." -Nathan Greenwood Thompson, Rain Taxi

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