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Hammer Is the Prayer: Selected Poems


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"From the taut forms of his first book to the darker, more jagged fluencies of his second, into the bold and pathbreaking poems of his last two collections, Hammer Is the Prayer bears the reckless, restless interrogations and the slashing lyric intensity that distinguish Wiman's verse. But it also reveals the dramatic and narrative abilities for which he has been widely praised--the junkyard man in 'Five Houses Down' with his 'wonder-cluttered porch' and 'the eyesore opulence / of his five partial cars,' or the tragicomic ...

Hammer Is the Prayer: Selected Poems 2017, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374537319

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Hammer is the Prayer: Selected Poems 2016, Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374167745