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Shades (Wesleyan Poetry Series) [Paperback]

By Heather McHugh (Author)
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Pages   83
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.2" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.15 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 28, 1988
Publisher   Wesleyan
ISBN  0819511374  
EAN  9780819511379  

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Shades is a book of shadow and light cast between trees and sun, between day and room, between life and death. It acknowledges endings as beginnings; it offers compassion and tenderness, searching for hope in the richness of nature; it seeks the same resources within the human being.

Heather McHugh's companion volume to To the Quick (Wesleyan 1987) continues the music and brilliance characteristic of her work but moves more deeply into the metaphysical. She writes in paradox, with serious wit and intensity, the crafted language of "stitches in hand and birds in time"; "We part/ before we part; indeed,/ we part before we meet..." She studies "going matched with coming." She begins with a series of elegies that bring sexuality and death into brutal juxtaposition. Living and dying are the occasions of these poems, the soul the ultimate concern. This poetry takes to heart the fundamental strangeness of being.

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Heather McHugh is the author of numerous books of poetry, including "Eyeshot" and "Hinge & Sign." She teaches at the University of Washington in Seattle and at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.

Heather McHugh was born in 1948.

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Another Pick for Puns and Play  Aug 21, 2001
Heather McHugh writes more delightful and profound poems in Shades. Her main concerns seem to be time and language, drawing from relationships. She often pulls in unexpected parallels, and she also tightens things together by playing with similar sounds.

One example: In "Inflation" (page 25) she compares language to money and moving pictures. ("Language wasn't any / funny money I was playing with, / no toy surprise" and "But now I'm dumb / to frame the stream / of stills I feel" and, touching them together, "a bill of silver senselessness--the seconds counted / in the hundreds, in the thousands, in the billions, till the till")

It gave me great pleasure to read this book and I recommend it.


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