Title: Pity the Beautiful: Poems
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Graywolf Press May 2012
1555976131 / 9781555976132
Seller ID: 97200
The long-awaited fourth collection by one of America's foremost poets O Lord of indirection and ellipses,
ignore our prayers. Deliver us from distraction.
Slow our heartbeat to a cricket's call.
--from "Prophecy" "Pity the Beautiful" is Dana Gioia's first new poetry book in over a decade. Its emotional revelations and careful construction are hard won, inventive, and resilient. These new poems show Gioia's craftsmanship at its finest, its most mature, as they make music, crack wise, remember the dead, and in a long, central poem even tell ghost stories.