Pity the Beautiful: Poems

Pity the Beautiful: Poems by Dana Gioia

Title: Pity the Beautiful: Poems
Author: Dana Gioia
ISBN10: 1555976131
ISBN13: 978-1555976132
Publisher: Graywolf Press; 1st Edition edition (May 8, 2012)
Language: English
Subcategory: Poetry
Size PDF: 1706 kb
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Rating: 4.3/5
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Pages: 88 pages
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Pity the Beautiful: Poems by Dana Gioia


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The long-awaited fourth collection by one of America's foremost poets

O Lord of indirection and ellipses,ignore our prayers. Deliver us from distraction.Slow our heartbeat to a cricket's call. --from "Prophecy"

Pity the Beautiful is Dana Gioia's first new poetry book in over a decade. Its emotional revelations and careful construction are hard won, inventive, and resilient. These new poems show Gioia's craftsmanship at its finest, its most mature, as they make music, crack wise, remember the dead, and in a long, central poem even tell ghost stories.