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Walking Backwards : Poems 1966-2016 - by John Koethe (Hardcover)

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Collected poems from America’s searching and thoughtful philosopher-poet. . . Theres somethingComforting about rituals renewed, even adolescents pipe dreams:Theyll find out soon enough, and meanwhile find their placesIn the eternal scenery, less auguries or cautionary talesThan parts of an unchanging whole, as ripe for contemplationAs a planisphere or the clouds: the vexed destinies, the shared life,The sempiternal spectacle of someone preaching to the choirWhile walking backwards in the moment on a warm spring afternoon.

John Koethe’s poems—always dynamic and in process, never static or complete—luxuriate in the questions that punctuate the most humdrum of routines, rendering a robust portrait of an individual: complicated, quotidian, and resounding with truth. Gathering for the first time his impressive and award-winning body of work, published between 1966 and 2016, Walking Backwards introduces this gifted poet to a new, wider readership.

Number of Pages: 352
Genre: Poetry
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Author: John Koethe
Language: English
Street Date: October 9, 2018
TCIN: 53610788
UPC: 9780374285791
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-7274

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