The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing

Kevin Young (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date
November 05, 2013
Pages
311
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781608194667

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About the Author

Kevin Young is the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, newly named a National Historic Landmark, and Poetry Editor of the New Yorker. He is the author of thirteen books of poetry and prose, most recently Brown; Blue Laws: Selected & Uncollected Poems 1995-2015, longlisted for the National Book Award; and Book of Hours, a finalist for the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award and winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize for Poetry from the Academy of American Poets. Named University Distinguished Professor at Emory University, Young was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Reviews

"Young offers an original and personal analysis of the modern elegy, and uses his own experience with the cycle of mourning to structure the book in sections titled 'Reckoning, ' 'Regret, ' 'Remembrance, ' 'Ritual, ' 'Recovery, ' and 'Redemption.' And the poems are as diverse and universal as the emotions of loss." - Donna Seaman, Booklist

"[Young's] latest anthology is his most topical, and, perhaps, his most useful, gathering poems about suffering and overcoming loss ... While these poems won't offer easy answers to grief, they will keep the kind of company that only poetry can, because only poetry can convincingly say, as Ruth Stone does in the last poem of this book, 'All things come to an end. / No, they go on forever." - Publishers Weekly

"A book for easing the heart in pain. A chorus of poets (the first of its kind) brought together expressly to guide us through dark times when 'the eye begins to see.' Kevin Young is the right guy at the right time to do this. Brilliant." - Mark Matousek, author of When You're Falling, Dive and Ethical Wisdom