Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998 (Paperback)

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Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998 (Paperback)

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"Linda Pastan is one of America's truly fine poets working at the height of her powers." — Michael Collier, Baltimore Sun


This volume brings together new work along with poems gathered from nine previous collections. When Linda Pastan's first book was published in 1971, the Jerusalem Post wrote, she "in large measure fulfilled Emerson's dream — the revelation of ‘the miraculous in the common.' " Since then Pastan has continued to explore the complexities, passion, and dangers under the surfaces of ordinary life. "Some critics point to Emily Dickinson when citing Pastan's lapidary style and metaphysical wit, a comparison that does justice to either poet when Pastan is at her best." — Gettysburg Review  "Pastan's unfailing mastery of her medium holds the darkness firmly in check." — New York Times Book Review National Book Award finalist  Linda Pastan was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1991 to 1993.
Linda Pastan (1932–2023) was the author of fifteen volumes of poems. A two-time National Book Award finalist and former poet laureate of Maryland, her many honors include the Maurice English Award and the 2003 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Her poems have been translated into eight languages.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393319279
ISBN-10: 039331927X
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 17th, 1999
Pages: 320
Language: English