Then and Now: Poems (Hardback)
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Then and Now: Poems (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 30/04/2004
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James CumminsAEs first book of poems, The Whole Truth, became known throughout much of the poetry world as the \u201cPerry Mason sestinas.\u201d His second book, Portrait in a Spoon, was chosen by Richard Howard for the James Dickey Prize Contemporary Poetry Series.



His latest and most accomplished work is collected in Then & Now, which reflects the same inventiveness and wit evident in his earlier books, with a deepening of tone and spirit. The result is a collection of poems filled with feeling and with Cummins's signature anguished humor.



If the language of poetry is a way into a hall of mirrors of the self, it can be a way out, too. The voice that emerges in Then & Now is sane, imaginative, bemused, and sly, not only taking responsibility for the character of the writer put fully on display, but ironically and affectionately exploring how this process occurs.

Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 9780804010665
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"To say that Cummins's performance is spirited, even high-spirited, is not enough; we must say that it is inspired, and thereby feeds our cravings for knowledge, for delight."

-Richard Howard


"These poems... are possessed of the joy and sadness and humor that make James Cummins's work such a rare treat."

-David Lehman


"What is remarkable is the poetry that floods through the cracks in Cummins's poker-faced facade, drenching his mock-narrative with timeless light and joy."

-John Ashbery

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