A thrillingly original exploration of a life lived under poetry's uniquely seductive spell "Oh! there are spirits of the air," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley. In this stunningly original book Maureen N. McLane channels the spirits and voices that make up the music in one poet's mind. Weaving criticism and memoir, "My Poets" explores a life reading and a life read. McLane invokes in "My Poets" not necessarily the best poets, nor the most important poets (whoever these might be), but those writers who, in possessing her, made her ...

My Poets 2013, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374533830

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My Poets 2012, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374217495

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