The Glass Age

Awards:   Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Poetry) 2007
Author:   Cole Swensen
Publisher:   Alice James Books
ISBN:  

9781882295609


Pages:   71
Publication Date:   01 January 2007
Format:   Paperback
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  • Runner-up for IndieFab awards (Poetry) 2007

Overview

The post-impressionist Pierre Bonnard painted, among other things, dozens of paintings of windows. Starting there, this extended poem--part art criticism, part history--considers the phenomenon of glass, revealing the strength and fragility of our age in the minimalist style that has won Cole Swensen such acclaim.

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Author:   Cole Swensen
Publisher:   Alice James Books
Imprint:   Alice James Books
Dimensions:   Width: 13.80cm , Height: 0.70cm , Length: 22.00cm
Weight:   0.132kg
ISBN:  

9781882295609


ISBN 10:   1882295609
Pages:   71
Publication Date:   01 January 2007
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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<p><br> One of the most assured voices in contemporary poetry. -- Library Journal <p> Cole Swensen's The Glass Age is a masterwork . . . A remarkably adept, even facile craftsperson--I know of no poet who makes the most stunning verbal effects on the page look more effortless . . . Her critical assumptions, literary strategies and approach to the text clearly places her among the finest post-avant poets we now have. --Ron Silliman<p> Seeing is believing sometimes, but believing is almost always seeing, at least according to Cole Swensen's long meditation on glass, windows, vision, and various writers and artists who have used these in their work, especially Bonnard, Apollinaire, Wittgenstein, Hammershoi, Saki, and the Lumiere brothers. Swensen provides us with an invaluable postmodern retrofit of Keats's magic casements. --John Ashbery<br>


One of the most assured voices in contemporary poetry. -- Library Journal Cole Swensen's The Glass Age is a masterwork . . . A remarkably adept, even facile craftsperson--I know of no poet who makes the most stunning verbal effects on the page look more effortless . . . Her critical assumptions, literary strategies and approach to the text clearly places her among the finest post-avant poets we now have. --Ron Silliman Seeing is believing sometimes, but believing is almost always seeing, at least according to Cole Swensen's long meditation on glass, windows, vision, and various writers and artists who have used these in their work, especially Bonnard, Apollinaire, Wittgenstein, Hammershoi, Saki, and the Lumiere brothers. Swensen provides us with an invaluable postmodern retrofit of Keats's magic casements. --John Ashbery


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Cole Swensen is the author of ten previous books of poetry including Goest, which was a National Book Award Finalist. She has also won the San Francisco State Poetry Center Book Award, two Pushcart Prizes and a National Poetry Series selection, as well as grants for translating and writing. She is on the faculty of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

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