Unlimited [Religion Book] Þ June-tree: New and Selected Poems, 1974-2000 - by Peter Balakian ✓
For three decades, Peter Balakian s poetry has been praised widely in the United States and abroad Writing in the Boston Globe, Marcie Hershman called Sad Days of Light a piercingly elegant volume, and John Naughton in World Literature Today praised Dyer s Thistle as a remarkable and profoundly visionary work Now the poet whom James Dickey called an extraordinary taFor three decades, Peter Balakian s poetry has been praised widely in the United States and abroad Writing in the Boston Globe, Marcie Hershman called Sad Days of Light a piercingly elegant volume, and John Naughton in World Literature Today praised Dyer s Thistle as a remarkable and profoundly visionary work Now the poet whom James Dickey called an extraordinary talent gives us June tree New and Selected Poems 1974 2000, a discriminating selection from his first four books, with a group of startling new poems.In book after book, Balakian has created a unique voice in American poetry one that is both personal and cosmopolitan In sensuous, elliptical language, Balakian offers a textured poetry that is beautiful and haunting as it envelops an American grain, the reverberations of the Armenian Genocide, and the wired, discordant realities of contemporary life.In his explorations of history, Balakian often deals with the transmission of trauma across generations in ways that bring daily American life into play with the dark frequencies of the past The evolution of Balakian s form from volume to volume encompasses an expansive imagination, one always able to engage reality in its starkness, difficulty, and moments of revelation June tree is a stunning body of work by an original poet.
Peter Balakian is the Donald M and Constance H Rebar Professor in Humanities and professor of English at Colgate University He is the author of five books of poems and three prose works, including The Burning Tigris The Armenian Genocide and Americas Response, a New York Times best seller and Black Dog of Fate, a memoir, winner of the PEN Albrand Prize Balakian was born in Teaneck, New Jersey, and grew up there and in Tenafly, NJ He attended Tenafly public schools and graduated from Englewood School for Boys now Dwight Englewood School before earning his B.A from Bucknell University, an M.A from New York University, and a Ph.D from Brown University in American Civilization He has taught at Colgate University since 1980 where he is currently Donald M and Constance H Rebar Professor of the Humanities in the department of English, and Director of Creative Writing He was the first Director of Colgate s Center For Ethics and World Societies.He is the author of five books of poems, most recently June tree New and Selected Poems 1974 2000 The others are Father Fisheye 1979 , Sad Days of Light 1983 , Reply From Wilderness Island 1988 , Dyer s Thistle 1996 , and several fine limited editions His work has appeared widely in American magazines and journals such as The Nation, The New Republic, Antaeus, Partisan Review, Poetry, and The Kenyon Review and in anthologies such as New Directions in Prose and Poetry, The Morrow Anthology of Younger American Poets, Poetry s 75th Anniversary Issue 1987 , The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry, and the four CD set Poetry On Record 1886 2006 Shout Factory Four fine limited editions with illustration of Balakian s poems have been published by The Press of Appletree Alley Lewisburg, PA.Balakian is the author of the memoir Black Dog of Fate, winner of the PEN Albrand Prize for memoir and a New York Times Notable Book, and The Burning Tigris The Armenian Genocide and America s Response, winner of the 2005 Raphael Lemkin Prize and a New York Times Notable Book and New York Times and national best seller He is also the author of Theodore Roethke s Far Fields LSU, 1989 His essays on poetry, culture, art, and social thought have appeared in many publications including Art In America, American Poetry Review, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The American Quarterly, American Book Review, and Poetry.He is co founder and co editor with the poet Bruce Smith of the poetry magazine Graham House Review, which was published from 1976 1996, and is the co translator with Nevart Yaghlian of the book of poems Bloody News From My Friend by the Armenian poet Siamanto.Balakian s prizes and awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Emily Clark Balch Prize for poetry, Virginia Quarterly Review 2007 Movses Khorenatsi Medal from the Republic of Armenia 2007 Raphael Lemkin Prize, 2005 best book in English on the subject of genocide and human rights PEN Martha Albrand Prize for Memoir, 1998 the New Jersey Council for the Humanities Book Award, 1998 Daniel Varoujan Prize, New England Poetry Club, 1986 Anahid Literary Prize, Columbia University Armenian Center, 1990 Translations and editions of Balakian s work appear in Armenian, Greek, German, Dutch, Bulgarian, Turkish, Russian, UK.Balakian has appeared widely on national television and radio ABC World News Tonight, The Charlie Rose Show, Terry Gross s Fresh Air NPR s Weekend Edition, CNN, C SPAN, Celeste Quinn s Afternoon Magazine, Literati, BRAVO Canada, PBS, New York City WAMC, New York, Leonard Lopate s WNYC, and others.
Unlimited [Religion Book] Þ June-tree: New and Selected Poems, 1974-2000 - by Peter Balakian ✓ 450 Peter Balakian
Title: Unlimited [Religion Book] Þ June-tree: New and Selected Poems, 1974-2000 - by Peter Balakian ✓