Ten Windows

Ten Windows

How Great Poems Transform the World

Book - 2015
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In ten eloquent essays, Hirshfield explores poetry. She examines how it forments revolutions of being by the inclusion of hiddenness, paradox, and surprise; by a perennial awareness of the place of uncertainty in our lives; by language's own acts of discovery; by the powers of image, statement, music, and feeling to enlarge in every direction. By examining poems by Dickinson, Bashō, Szymborska, Cavafy, Heaney, Bishop, and Komunyakaa, Hirshfield reveals how poetry's world-making takes place: word by charged word.
"A collection of ten essays by the poet Jane Hirshfield, about reading and understanding poetry, and about the power of poetry"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Knopf,, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385351058
Branch Call Number: 808.1 Hirshfie 2015
Characteristics: viii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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