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Walking toward the sun
Weismiller, Edward Ronald, 1915-
Publication Information:
New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, [2002]

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64 pages ; 24 cm
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Central Library PS3545.E473 W35 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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In 1936, 20-year-old Edward Weismiller became the youngest poet to win the prestigious Yale Series of Younger Poets prize. In this collection of poems, his youthful lyricism has given way to plainness of speech - even spareness. These poems are honest and unflinching, always striking in their prosody. They may remind some readers of Yeats, for they convey nobility in the face of old age, infirmity and disappointment. Weismiller sings powerfully about a world of loss, but he is never grim or despairing. The poet in old age remains hopeful, open to possibility, and always aware of beauty in the smallest places.

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When it was published in 1936, Edward Weismiller's The Deer Come Down made him, at 21, the youngest Yale Younger Poet ever published in the series, a distinction he retains to this day along with being the oldest living recipient of the prize. Walking Toward the Sun, introduced by series editor W.S. Merwin, is the George Washington University emeritus professor's fourth collection (along with a spy novel, The Serpent Sleeping). "Houses" finds "What I do not know is what I would shelter or do shelter, what houses I am, strange to my understanding, that will fall." (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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