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Author Guest, Barbara.
Title Poems
The collected poems of Barbara Guest / Barbara Guest ; edited by Hadley Haden Guest.
Imprint Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2008]

Author Guest, Barbara.
Series Wesleyan poetry
Wesleyan poetry.
Subject Poetry, Modern -- 20th century.
Alt Name Guest, Hadley Haden.
Description 1 online resource (xxxi, 525 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Works by Barbara Guest": pages xxvii-xxix.
Summary "One of the most notable members of the New York School - and its best-known woman - Barbara Guest began writing poetry in the 1950s in company that included John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O'Hara, and Tames Schuyler. And from the beginning, her practice placed her at the vanguard of American writing. Guest's poetry, saturated in the visual arts, extended the formal experiments of modernism, and played the abstract qualities of language against its sensuousness and materiality. Now, for the first time, all of her published poems have been brought together in one volume, offering readers and scholars unprecedented access to Guest's remarkable visionary work. The Collected Poems moves from her early New York School years through her more abstract later work, including some final poems never before published. Switching effortlessly from the real to the dreamlike, the observed to the imagined, this is poetry both gentle and piercing - seemingly simple, but truly and beautifully dislocating."--Jacket.
Contents The location of things ; Archaics ; The open skies (1962) -- The blue stairs (1968) -- I Ching (1969) -- Moscow mansions (1973) -- The countess from Minneapolis (1976) -- The Türler losses (1979) -- Biography (1980) -- Quilts (1980) -- Musicality (1988) -- Fair realism (1989) -- Defensive rapture (1993) -- Stripped tales (1995) -- Quill, solitary apparition (1996) -- If so, tell me (1999) -- The confetti trees (1999) -- Rocks on a platter : notes on literature (1999) -- Symbiosis (2000) -- Miniatures and other poems (2002) -- Dürer in the window, reflexions on art (2003) -- The red gaze (2005) -- New poems. Elf ; Storytelling ; Constable's method, brightening near the bridge ; Beginning of rain notes ; Shelley in the navy-colored chair ; Hotel Comfort.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780819574510 (electronic bk.)
0819574511 (electronic bk.)
9780819568601 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0819568600 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 732957537
Additional Format Print version: Guest, Barbara. Poems. Collected poems of Barbara Guest. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, ©2008 (DLC) 2008020147

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