THE GOVERNMENT OF THE TONGUE. Selected Prose 1978-1987

New York: Farrar , Straus and Giroux, (1998). First American Edition. Hardcover. Twelve critical essays. The poet scritinizes the work of several poets, British and Irish, American and European. His subjects exemplify a devotion to the art of poetry that is complicated by their recognition of poetry's apparent indifference or ineffectuality in a world where suffering and injustice are prevalent. The artist fulfilled by the achievement of pure form may well be haunted by a feeling of betraying the beggar at the gate. 170pp. A fine copy / a fine dust jacket. Item #12938
ISBN: 0374165785

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