Earthly Delights: Poems


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Princeton University Press
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6.14 X 9.13 X 0.63 inches | 0.55 pounds

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About the Author

Troy Jollimore is the author of three previous collections of poetry: Tom Thomson in Purgatory, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Syllabus of Errors (Princeton), which was chosen by the New York Times as one of the ten best poetry books of the year; and At Lake Scugog (Princeton). His poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Best American Poetry, McSweeney's, and many other publications. He is professor of philosophy at California State University, Chico. Website Twitter @TroyJollimore


"National Book Critics Circle Award-winner Jollimore presents a new poetry collection richly infused with classical mythology and analysis of classic movies, plays, works of art, and literature, and of relation to creations. . . . Jollimore offers unique perspectives on the self we play at being and the self we are or think we are in poems about singular characters in such films as No Country for Old Men, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Being John Malkovich. Jollimore's immersions raise the question, Are we simply vessels to be filled?"-- "Booklist"
"[A] ruminative, elegant fourth book by Jollimore. . . . As the book's title [Earthly Delights] suggests, Jollimore's delight and pleasure in description is evident in these gorgeously textured poems that are equally full of intellectual inquiry and feeling."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"Sophisticated yet accessible, this sonorous work addresses life in an unillusioned way and will appeal widely."-- "Library Journal"
"The poetry excels . . . where Jollimore incorporates his concern of the contemporary observer with the unique situations of today: corporate public relations, movie theaters, and a devastated environment."---Keene Carter, Colorado Review