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Collected poems /
Lynda Hull.
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Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2006.
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xiii, 233 p. ; 23 cm.
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1555974570 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781555974572 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Saint Paul, Minn. : Graywolf Press, 2006.
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1555974570 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781555974572 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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6142978
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 2006-10-16:
By the time of her 1994 death, Hull, then 40, had already inspired a sect of admirers; her third and best book, the posthumous The Only World (1995), made sure the admiration would last. A teen runaway from Newark who struggled with heroin during the 1970s, Hull tried to mix the late-Romantic fire of Hart Crane, realist detail and the seductiveness of jazz. Hull painted her natal city as "just one big hockshop" with its grilled storefronts amid "intangible empires of fear and regret, sudden/ crests of tenderness," while a tribute to doomed trumpeter Chet Baker asked, "Why court the brink & then step back?" Hull's earlier verse examines her parents' troubled lives and their East European immigrant heritage; later, wilder, better poems confront her own rough past, a "dizzy trip through the ripped underside of things." The seven-part "Suite for Emily" remembers a girl Hull knew, now dead from AIDS, on Newark's "carnivorous streets," contrasting the friend of her youth to Emily Dickinson; a Prague verse travelogue offers praise "for/ everything damned, for everything human & lovely." Hull may not have discovered a whole new style, but her passion, and her power to depict emotional extremes, justifies the high regard in which she is held. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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"Measured experience informs these poems, as Lynda Hull's voice comes alive again and again, line to line and image to image . . . We will miss her greatly." Yusef Komunyakaa
" Measured experience informs these poems, as Lynda Hull's voice comes alive again and again, line to line and image to image . . . We will miss her greatly." -- Yusef Komunyakaa
‚"Measured experience informs these poems, as Lynda Hull's voice comes alive again and again, line to line and image to image . . . We will miss her greatly. ‚" ‚--Yusef Komunyakaa
"Measured experience informs these poems, as Lynda Hull's voice comes alive again and again, line to line and image to image . . . We will miss her greatly." --Yusef Komunyakaa
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Main Description
The definitive collection of the poems of Lynda Hull, "perhaps the most intensely lyrical poet of her generation." (Mark Doty) If each of us contains, within, humankind's totality, each possibility then I have been so fractured, so multiple & dazzling . . . --from "The Window" Lynda Hull'sCollected Poemsbrings together her three collections--long unavailable--with a new introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa, and allows, for the first time, the full scale of her achievement to be seen. Edited with Hull's husband, David Wojahn, this book contains all the poems Hull published in her lifetime, before her untimely death in 1994. Collected Poemsis the first book in the Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series, which brings essential books of contemporary American poetry back into print. Each volume--chosen by series editor Mark Doty--is introduced by a poet who brings to the work a passionate admiration. The Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series brings all-but-lost masterworks of recent American poetry into the hands of a new generation of readers.
Main Description
The definitive collection of the poems of Lynda Hull, "perhaps the most intensely lyrical poet of her generation." (Mark Doty) If each of us contains, within, humankind's totality, each possibility then I have been so fractured, so multiple & dazzling . . . ‚--from ‚"The Window ‚" Lynda Hull's Collected Poems brings together her three collections ‚--long unavailable ‚--with a new introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa, and allows, for the first time, the full scale of her achievement to be seen. Edited with Hull's husband, David Wojahn, this book contains all the poems Hull published in her lifetime, before her untimely death in 1994. Collected Poems is the first book in the Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series, which brings essential books of contemporary American poetry back into print. Each volume ‚--chosen by series editor Mark Doty ‚--is introduced by a poet who brings to the work a passionate admiration. The Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series brings all-but-lost masterworks of recent American poetry into the hands of a new generation of readers.
Long Description
The definitive collection of the poems of Lynda Hull, "perhaps the most intensely lyrical poet of her generation." (Mark Doty) "If each of us contains, within, humankind's totality, each possibility then I have been so fractured, so multiple & dazzling . . . "-- from " The Window" Lynda Hull's "Collected Poems "brings together her three collections-- long unavailable-- with a new introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa, and allows, for the first time, the full scale of her achievement to be seen. Edited with Hull's husband, David Wojahn, this book contains all the poems Hull published in her lifetime, before her untimely death in 1994. "Collected Poems "is the first book in the Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series, which brings essential books of contemporary American poetry back into print. Each volume-- chosen by series editor Mark Doty-- is introduced by a poet who brings to the work a passionate admiration. The Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series brings all-but-lost masterworks of recent American poetry into the hands of a new generation of readers.
Main Description
The definitive collection of the poems of Lynda Hull, "perhaps the most intensely lyrical poet of her generation." (Mark Doty) If each of us contains, within, humankind's totality, each possibility then I have been so fractured, so multiple & dazzling . . . - from "The Window" Lynda Hull's Collected Poems brings together her three collections - long unavailable - with a new introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa, and allows, for the first time, the full scale of her achievement to be seen. Edited with Hull's husband, David Wojahn, this book contains all the poems Hull published in her lifetime, before her untimely death in 1994. Collected Poems is the first book in the Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series, which brings essential books of contemporary American poetry back into print. Each volume - chosen by series editor Mark Doty - is introduced by a poet who brings to the work a passionate admiration. The Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series brings all-but-lost masterworks of recent American poetry into the hands of a new generation of readers.
Main Description
The definitive collection of the poems of Lynda Hull, "perhaps the most intensely lyrical poet of her generation." (Mark Doty) If each of us contains, within, humankind's totality, each possibility then I have been so fractured, so multiple & dazzling . . . --from "The Window" Lynda Hull's Collected Poems brings together her three collections--long unavailable--with a new introduction by Yusef Komunyakaa, and allows, for the first time, the full scale of her achievement to be seen. Edited with Hull's husband, David Wojahn, this book contains all the poems Hull published in her lifetime, before her untimely death in 1994. Collected Poems is the first book in the Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series, which brings essential books of contemporary American poetry back into print. Each volume--chosen by series editor Mark Doty--is introduced by a poet who brings to the work a passionate admiration. The Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series brings all-but-lost masterworks of recent American poetry into the hands of a new generation of readers.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. ix
Ghost Money
Spell for the Manufacture & Use of a Magic Carpetp. 3
Tide of Voicesp. 7
Insect Life of Floridap. 9
The Fittingp. 11
1933p. 13
The Bookkeeperp. 16
Night Waitressp. 18
Maquillagep. 20
Jackson Hotelp. 22
Little Elegiesp. 27
Contagionp. 29
Autumn, Mistp. 30
At Thirtyp. 33
Diamondsp. 34
A Systemp. 37
Preparing the Estate Salep. 39
Chinese New Yearp. 43
Arias, 1971p. 45
Hollywood Jazzp. 47
The Charmed Hourp. 50
The Floating Weddingp. 52
Remingtonp. 54
Housekeeping Cottagesp. 56
Springp. 58
Invisible Gesturesp. 60
Accretionp. 62
Star Ledger
Star Ledgerp. 69
Shore Leavep. 72
Fairy Tales: Steel Engravingsp. 74
Love Song during Riot with Many Voicesp. 76
Midnight Reportsp. 79
The Real Movie, with Starsp. 81
So Many Swimmersp. 84
Adagiop. 86
Edgemont: The Swansp. 91
Visiting Hourp. 94
The Crossing, 1927p. 97
Aubadep. 101
Studies from Lifep. 103
Utopia Parkwayp. 106
Gateway to Manhattanp. 108
Magical Thinkingp. 111
Utsuroip. 113
Cubism, Barcelonap. 117
Counting in Chinesep. 121
Carnivalp. 124
Frugal Repastsp. 127
Abacusp. 130
Lost Fugue for Chetp. 133
Vita Brevisp. 136
Hospicep. 139
Black Marep. 143
The Only World
Chiffonp. 151
Red Velvet Jacketp. 154
Ornithologyp. 158
Fiat Luxp. 161
Amuletsp. 164
River Bridgep. 168
Suite for Emilyp. 177
Rivers into Seasp. 195
Street of Crocodilesp. 199
Denouementp. 205
For Annp. 208
At the Westlandp. 211
Bar Xanadup. 216
Fortunate Travelerp. 219
The Windowp. 223
Afterwordp. 227
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