The Storm and Other Poems

The Storm and Other Poems

by William Pitt Root


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A reissuing of The Storm and Other Poems by William Pitt Root.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780887484445
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date: 03/01/2005
Series: Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Trace Elements From a Recurring Kingdom recollected WILLIAM PITT ROOT's first five books. It was preceded by Faultdancing, written on the Mendoccino coast near the San Andreas fault. Work more recent appears in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Ploughshares, Rattapallax, Turnrow, and and in anthologies such as Howling for the Wolves (2005), Kindled Terraces: American Poets in Greece (2004), and Stories from Where We Live (2003). William Pitt Root has been US/UK Exchange Artist (London & Cornwall), Fellow of the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, Stanford University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Translated into nearly 20 languages, his poems have been broadcast over Radio Free Europe. For years Root commuted weekly from Tucson (where he was poet laureate 1997-2002) to teach in the writing program at Hunter College in Manhattan. He and his wife, poet Pamela Uschuk, now live with a cadre of animal companions in the Rockies in western Colorado near the vast Weminuche Wilderness.

Table of Contents

The Dream Whiskey Creek Bridge • The Wavering Field • Field Late in the Fall • The Gulf • On the Tidal Ledge • Passing a Sawmill at Night • The Passage of the Living A Dream of Snow • Ceremony • The Death of a Family • Retreat Near Mt. Tamalpais, California • One Sunday • The Grandfather • "Toward Night an Old Man Drove to Search" • Accident on the Highway at Night • August at Sixty • End of Winter in an Old Neighborhood • Fisherman The Firstborn • The Visiting Hour • Living It Up • The Jellyfish • Holocaust • End of a Season • Snow • Starlings • "In Late Winter" • "While the Ocean Turns" The City Dreaming of Horses • Silhouettes • Malfunction • Lunch Hour • Stockroom • Exorcism "A Year has Passed Already, So" • With My Wife Beside the Washougal River, Still Stranded During the Fifth Week of the Airlines' Strike • Playing Until Dark • "Checking In" • Summer of Morning Glories • Jennifer by Moonlight • From the First and Lasting Dream The Storm

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