99 Poems

99 Poems

New & Selected

Book - 2016
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So much of what we live goes on inside--
The diaries of grief, the tongue-tied aches
Of unacknowledged love are no less real
For having passed unsaid. What we conceal
Is always more than what we dare confide.
Think of the letters that we write our dead.

--from "Unsaid"

Dana Gioia has long been celebrated as a poet of sharp intelligence and brooding emotion with an ingenious command of his craft. 99 Poems: New & Selected gathers for the first time work from across his career, including many remarkable new poems. Gioia has not arranged this selection chronologically but instead has organized it by theme in seven sections: Mystery, Place, Remembrance, Imagination, Stories, Songs, and Love. The result is a book that reveals and renews the pleasures, consolations, and sense of wonder that poetry bestows.

Publisher: Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781555977320
1555977324
Branch Call Number: 811.54 G436N 2016
Characteristics: 194 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Ninety-nine poems

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