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72 pages, 6 x 9

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2011

I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets

by Sexton, Tom



This all-new collection by former Alaska poet laureate smoothly blends his life in Maine, his years in Alaska, and his love of Chinese poetry—which has been a key influence on his work—into a lyrical fantasy that will enchant lovers of verse. These tightly rhythmic, compact eight-line poems demonstrate a rare deftness with—and an even more uncommon ear for—language, revealing poetic form to be neither a puzzle nor an accomplishment in itself, but a compositional tool and a spur to creativity.

I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets is a collection of poetry from Tom Sexton as he ties in the traditional Chinese poetry into his own reflections on Alaska. A thoughtful blend, I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets is a strongly recommended read, not to be missed.

—Wisconsin Bookwatch, April 2011

He's an atavistic avatar of how to look hard yet write simply.

The New York Times

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