Seen From All Sides: Lyric and Everyday Life (Paperback)

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Seen From All Sides: Lyric and Everyday Life (Paperback)


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Sydney Lea says he hopes these columns will continue to be of interest to poetry lovers and students, but above all to the common reader. Seeking at every turn to avoid jargon, he explores how the making of a poet's art resembles the making of any reader's life. For Lea, poetry and everyday life are deeply entangled.

Sydney Lea was Vermont's 2011-2015 Poet Laureate. He has published numerous books in multiple genres, among them Pursuit of a Wound, a finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for poetry. He is the founder of New England Review and has been awarded Rockefeller, Fulbright, and Guggenheim fellowships. He has taught at Dartmouth, Yale, Wesleyan, Vermont, and Middlebury colleges, as well as at Switzerland's Franklin College and Budapest's National Hungarian University. His stories, poems, essays, and criticism have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, The New Republic, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and many other periodicals, as well as in more than fifty anthologies. He lives in Newbury, Vermont, and he is active both in community literacy efforts and in environmental conservation.

Product Details ISBN: 9781732081505
ISBN-10: 1732081506
Publisher: Green Writers Press
Publication Date: July 15th, 2021
Pages: 180
Language: English
“As the title suggests, these columns—deliberately plainspoken, resolutely egalitarian—look at poetry 'from all sides.' Lea’s anecdotes, musings on craft and composition and local vignettes ratify his point about the value of lyric to everyday life.” —The Hudson Review