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Desire: Poems - Bidart, Frank
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Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry. I hate and--love. The sleepless body hammering a nail nails itself, hanging crucified.--from Catullus: Excrucior In Frank Bidart's collection of poems, the encounter with desire is the encounter with destiny. The first half contains some of Bidart's most luminous and intimate work-poems about the art of writing, Eros, and the desolations and mirror of history (in a spectacular narrative based on Tacitus). The second half of the book exts the overt lyricism of ...

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Desire: Poems 1999, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374525996

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