The Door

The Door

Book - 2007
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"The first anthology of poetry in more than a decade from the renowned author of The Handmaid's Tale features fifty richly varied poems that range in tone and subject matter, from the personal to the political, and from the lyric and ironic to meditative and prophetic, as they explore the writing of poetry itself, the passage of time, mortality, and more."--Publisher.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2007.
ISBN: 9780618942725
0618942726
Call Number: 811.54 ATWOOD
Characteristics: 120 p. ; 24 cm + 1 compact disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.).
Subjects: Poetry.
American poetry -- 21st century.
American poetry -- 20th century.

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andreareads
Feb 18, 2011

the god of poets has two hands: / the dextrous, the sinister.

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andreareads
Jan 17, 2011

Why is it you reject them, / them and their tangled harmonies / and raffish madrigals? / Because they thwart your will.

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andreareads
Jan 17, 2011

The messages of angels / are seldom lucky.

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andreareads
Jan 17, 2011

Our song is a night song. / Few are awake.

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andreareads
Jan 17, 2011

When you stand on bare earth in your bare feet / and the lightning whips through you, two ways / at once, they say you are grounded, / and that's what poetry is: a hot wire. / You might as well stick a fork / in a wall socket. So don't think it's just about flowers. / Though it is, in a way.

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vickiz
Jun 29, 2009

This is the 59th of a series of titles selected by writer Yann Martel to provide to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to encourage an appreciation of the arts and literature in particular in the PM, and to also help him with his stillness and thoughtfulness. Martel has regularly sent books from a wide range of literary traditions to Harper, although this is one of the few poetry selections. Martel has devoted a Web site to the reading list and his kind and considered covering letters with each volume.

Martel has only recently started receiving acknowledgements from Harper's staff. A link to a Globe and Mail article about the responses is also added to this reading list. However, as Martel remarks in the covering letter to a previous submission: "I get the sense that L.A. Lavell, another of your executive correspondence officers, didn’t spend much time on the book. Will you ever write to me?"

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