➫ Names Author Marilyn Hacker – Freeboooks.com

Names In Names, Marilyn Hacker Juxtaposes Glimpses Of Contemporary Lives With Dialogues Undertaken In Signal Poetic Voices Using Her Signature Wit, Passion, And Mastery Of Received And Invented Forms, She Convinces Us To Believe In A World Made Possible By Language Prescient, Playful, Polyglot, And Often Breathtaking.from Ghazal The Beloved Lines That Grapple Doubt, Written Because Of The Beloved When Grief Subsides, What Survives The Loss Of The Beloved Your Every Declaration Is Suspect.That Was, At Least, The Departing Gloss Of The Beloved.Were You Merely A Servant Of The Stateor Now You Give The Coin A Toss Of The Beloved How Pure You Were, Resistant In An Orchard.Peace With Justice The Cause Of The Beloved.


10 thoughts on “Names

  1. says:

    Some of the poems were a little arcane for my taste I found the political poems the most accessible to me These lines from Ghazal dar al harb seemed prophetic Plan your resistance, friends, I ll join you in the street,but watch your backs don t underestima...


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    Marilyn Hacker is a poet after the heart of not just poetry readers but poetry writers I was immediately enthralled by the rich language of this National Book Award winner for Presentation Piece in 1974 a language pulsating with raw indignation at injustice and celebration of what are life s quotidian and banal joys the small pleasures of winter light, sips of Sunday coffee, and the company of friends Her virtuoso use of wordplay strums the memories of one s mind as only a writer of her calib Marilyn Hacker is a poet after the heart of not just poetry readers but poetry writers I was immediately enthralled by the rich language of this National Book Award winner for Presentation Piece in 1974 a language pulsating with raw indignation at injustice and celebration of what are life s quotidian and banal joys the small pleasures of winter light, sips of Sunday coffee, and the company of friends Her virtuoso use of wordplay strums the memories of one s mind as only a writer of her caliber can, and I found myself by frenetic turns maddened and boisterous with the giggles started by the internal dialogue that she shares Racy descriptions of five minutes after she came give way to descriptions of tanks, uniforms, guys, and testosterone.Hacker is well known as one of the New Formalism poets shunning the free form poetic license that is currently en vogue In particular, she is considered an expert of French poetic forms such as t...


  3. says:

    Beautiful as always Best read with tea while listening to Bach Eggplant and peppers, shallots, garlic and cumin Let them be, married on my plate, my country Ghazal dar al harb I walked up the rue du Temple in the fog,not a mist of exile and erasure, but one from which memory and nomenclatureengage Thank you, Wystan in a dialoguewith dark streets redol...


  4. says:

    Prepare for the 2010 Poets Forum in New York City October 28 30 by reading Hacker s newest book of poetry, and check out the Poets Forum 2010 bookshelf for the latest collections by each of the poets participating in the Poets Forum Happy reading


  5. says:

    to read


  6. says:

    I don t know how to review this The strict form and conceit reminded me of my friend Roz Karen s poems, which also use strict form and meter to do dazzling things with language and also consider the poet as resister Some of the lines were remarkably beautiful, too.


  7. says:

    I read this mostly while on a cross state road trip for an arts event so, in other words, in a van with a bunch of literary folk and least two or three other poets and had to keep passing it around look read this Read this One fellow writer said she s so good with the gimmick it doesn t seem like a gimmick any But Marilyn Hacker is like that Her command of form, or I should say form s , is practically unmatched in contemporary poetry.There are a lot of ghazals in this book Ghaz I read this mostly while on a cross state road trip for an arts event so, in other words, in a van with a bunch of literary folk and least two or three other poets and had to keep passing it around look read this Read this One fellow writer said she s so good with the gimmick it doesn t seem like a gimmick any But Marilyn Hacker is like that Her command of form, or I should say form s , is pract...


  8. says:

    Lovely book, elegant with form The longer sequences, especially, are delightful to read.


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