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Book Title: Everyday People: Poems|
Date of issue: January 17th 2012
ISBN 13: 9781555976033
The author of the book: Albert Goldbarth
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 950 KB
Edition: Graywolf Press
Read full description of the books Everyday People: Poems:The not-at-all-everyday new poetry collection by Albert Goldbarth, twice winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â I brought a book of many words
to an emptiness in my heart,
and I shook them out in there, to fill it.
In my time I wrote this very thing.
In your time you read it.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â â€”from â€œWhat We Were Likeâ€ Virtuoso poet Albert Goldbarth returns with a new collection that describes the wonders of everyday peopleâ€”overprotective parents, online gamblers, newlyweds, Hercules, and Jesus. In Goldbarthâ€™s poetryâ€”expansive, wild, and hilariousâ€”he argues that our ordinary failures, heroics, joy, and grief are worth giving voice to, giving thanks for. Everyday People is an extraordinary new book by a poet who â€œin thirty-five years of writing has amassed a body of work as substantial and intelligent as that of anyone in his generationâ€ (William Doreski, The Harvard Review).
Read information about the authorAlbert Goldbarth is an American poet born January 31, 1948 in Chicago. He is known for his prolific production, his gregarious tone, his eclectic interests and his distinctive 'talky' style. He has been a Guggenheim fellow and won the National Book Critics Circle award in 1991 and 2001, the only poet to receive the honor two times. He also won the Mark Twain Award for Humorous Poetry, awarded by the Poetry Foundation, in 2008.
Goldbarth received his BA from the University of Illinois in 1969 and his MFA from the University of Iowa in 1971. He is currently distinguished professor of Humanities at Wichita State University, and he teaches in the Low-Residency MFA program in Creative Writing at Converse College.
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