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Honest Water (Wesleyan Poetry) [Paperback]

By Robert Farnsworth (Author)
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Pages   72
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.3" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 31, 1989
Publisher   Wesleyan
ISBN  0819511692  
EAN  9780819511690  

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Item Description...
Robert Farnsworth has sought to write poems that "simultaneously think and sing." His poems are meditative and musical with measured pace. The landscape of northern New England, "the Atlantic's edge," is central to the vision of this book. It becomes a living phenomenon with human qualities: "honest water"; "strong water"; a landscape that has "diminished and forgiven him." He writes sometimes in melancholy about human affairs: "a common durable sadness," "a language of loss, of everything unassuaged," "a thousand discouragements," "the underwater light/that comes before a storm." And often of quiet memory, "imagination's tender lens," and of anticipation, "the love your empty dress is promising." Honest Water is a book of steadily evolving power.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Robert Farnsworth has published his poetry in magazines throughout the U.S., in Canada and the UK, including the Hudson Review, The Southern Review, Michigan Quarterly, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Beloit Poetry Journal, Malahat Review, Poetry & Audience, etc., and in three collections: RUMORED ISLANDS (Harbor Mountain Press, 2010), Honest Water (Wesleyan University Press, 1989), and Three or Four Hills and A Cloud (Wesleyan University Press, 1982). For seven years he edited poetry for the national quarterly The American Scholar. His work has won him a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship in poetry, and a P.E.N. Discovery citation. During the summer of 2006 he was the poet-in-residence at The Frost Place in Franconia, N.H. He has for seventeen years taught writing and literature at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where he lives with his wife and two sons.

Robert Farnsworth was born in 1954.

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