The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons: Volume 1 1955-1977
W. W. Norton & Company
December 19, 2017
6.6 X 2.3 X 9.3 inches | 3.45 pounds
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About the Author
A. R. Ammons's (1926-2001) was a two-time winner of the National Book Award and the recipient of a National Book Critics Circle Award. His many additional honors include the Academy of American Poets' Wallace Stevens Award, the Bollingen Prize, the Poetry Society of America's Robert Frost Medal, the Ruth Lilly Prize, and fellowships from the Guggenheim and MacArthur Foundations.
Robert M. West is a professor of poetry and contemporary literature at Mississippi State University and lives in Starkville, Mississippi.
Helen Vendler is A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University.
[M]onumental and authoritative. . . . Ammons continued the American vernacular tradition of Whitman and Williams, pushing it in unexpected directions. . . . These books are large and sprawling and unwieldy, which is probably how Ammons would've wanted it.