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Anterooms: Poems & Translations

Authors: Richard Wilbur

Published by Waywiser

ISBN: 9781904130444

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“For 60 years, Richard Wilbur has remained in the front rank of contemporary poets, always present, patiently defying trends, a lucid thinker whose poems stick in the mind and whose virtuosity never ceases to astonish and gratify his readers... Wilbur has never wavered as an artist...”
Jay Parini, The Guardian

“[H]e asks us to see a poem not as a sum of distinguishable parts, but as a smooth, silvery whole. Even his shadows are meticulously blended.”
The New York Times Book Review

“A new collection by our greatest living poet is cause for wonder and gratitude... Anterooms bursts with a ripened and rueful joy. This is a book not just for your shelves but for the ages.”
J.D. McClatchy, Yale Review

“For a long time now, Richard Wilbur has reigned as our finest lyric poet. The title still belongs to him, as Anterooms (what a joy!) proves several times over.”
X.J. Kennedy

Richard Wilbur was born in New York in 1921. The second US Poet Laureate (1987-88), his accolades include the Pulitzer Prize (twice, in 1957 and 1989) and the National Book Award. His poetry collections include The Beautiful Changes (1947), Things of This World (1956) and New and Collected Poems (1988). His Collected Poems: 1943-2004 was published by Waywiser Press in 2005.
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