In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems, 1955-2007 - Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction (Hardback)
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In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems, 1955-2007 - Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 12/10/2007
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For more than half a century, readers and listeners have taken special pleasure in the poetry of X. J. Kennedy. "In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus" is an ample gathering of his best work: memorable songs, startling lyrics, poems that tell poignant stories, character studies that vie with those of Edwin Arlington Robinson. A master of verbal music, Kennedy has long been praised for his wit and humor; as this collection reveals, many of his poems also reach surprising depths and heights. Donald Hall comments, "many of Kennedy's poems are wit itself. His wit is his way of understanding. No one else writing is capable of the effects in which Kennedy specializes." This book skims the cream from several slim volumes and six past collections including the prize-winning "Nude Descending a Staircase", "Cross Ties", and "The Lords of Misrule". It restores to print over fifty poems unavailable for decades and adds more than two dozen new poems collected for the first time. Kennedy has long occupied a unique place in American poetry; "In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus" now offers the first comprehensive collection to span his entire career.

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 9780801886539
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A splendid volume... It is impossible not to think that his work will grow in estimation with each passing year." -- Booklist
"The transformative element in Kennedy's creative process is the exactitude of his craft. From the beginning of his writing career, his genius has been his bull's eye use of words... Kennedy is a master of juxtaposing a lilting rhythm against a darkening narrative." -- Donald Junkins, North Dakota Quarterly

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