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Sestets is the nineteenth book from one of the country's most acclaimed poets, a masterpiece of formal rigor and a profound meditation on nature and mortality. It is yet another virtuosic showcase for Charles Wright's acclaimed descriptive powers, and also an inquiry into the nature of description itself, both seductive and dangerous: a virtual world/ Unfit for the virtuous. Like his previous books, Sestets is seeded with the lyrics of old love songs and spirituals, and there is always room to connect his highly polished poems to the world where most of us lead mundane lives (Miami Herald). Soaring and earthy, lyrical and direct, Charles Wright is an American treasure, and his search for a truth that transcends change and death settles finally on the beauties of nature and language: Time is a graceless enemy, but purls as it comes and goes.

Author: Charles Wright
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published: 03/16/2010
Pages: 96
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 8.10h x 5.40w x 0.30d
ISBN13: 9780374532147
ISBN10: 0374532141
BISAC Categories:
- Poetry | American | General

About the Author

Charles Wright, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the National Book Award, and the Griffin Poetry Prize, teaches at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In 2014, he was named Poet Laureate of the United States.

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