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Be With

(2018)
A collection of poems by

 
 
WINNER OF THE 2019 PULITZER PRIZE IN POETRY

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD

Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Book of 2018


Forrest Gander's first book of poems since his Pulitzer finalist Core Samples from the World: a startling look through loss, grief, and regret into the exquisite nature of intimacy


Drawing from his experience as a translator, Forrest Gander includes in the first, powerfully elegiac section a version of a poem by the Spanish mystical poet St. John of the Cross. He continues with a long multilingual poem examining the syncretic geological and cultural history of the U.S. border with Mexico. The poems of the third section - a moving transcription of Gander's efforts to address his mother dying of Alzheimer's - rise from the page like hymns, transforming slowly from reverence to revelation. Gander has been called one of our most formally restless poets, and these new poems express a characteristically tensile energy and, as one critic noted, "the most eclectic diction since Hart Crane."



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August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Be With
Author(s): Forrest Gander
ISBN: 0-8112-2605-0 / 978-0-8112-2605-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: New Directions
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Title: Be With
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