The Great Ledge

The Great Ledge

by Peter Davison

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James Dickey, in reviewing Peter Davison's last book, Praying Wrong: New and Selected Poems, 1957-1984, said, ' Davison will not let things break him. His voice is his; he has earned it and can use it, and as a result is surely one of our better poets.' That sense of this poet's singularity is one of the great strengths of this new book; these deeply felt poems are uniquely his. From the almost unbearably moving 'Equinox 1980, ' which opens the book, to the delightful 'Peaches, ' The Great Ledge confirms the remark of Vernon Young that Davison is 'one of the few poets of the first order writing in English today.'

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307833006
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/22/2013
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Schooled in Colorado and at Harvard and Cambridge Universities and long a resident of Boston, PETER DAVISON was known as one of the foremost poetry editors, especially in his work for Houghton Mifflin and The Atlantic. In addition to the explorations in his nine books of poetry, he recorded his memoirs in Half Remembered: A Personal History and in The Fading Smile: Poets in Boston, 1955-1960, from Robert Frost to Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath. He died in 2004.

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