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The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink by Kevin Young


meals and poetry: in such a lot of tactics, a herbal pairing, from prayers over bread to boulevard supplier songs. Poetry is said to feed the soul, each poem a scrumptious morsel. whilst read aloud, the most efficient poems provide a particular pleasure for the mouth. Poems about cuisine make those satisfactions particular and entire.of course, pages can and feature been stuffed about cuisinecff0478#three9;s elemental pleasures. And everyone knows cuisine is greater than cuisine: itcff0478#three9;s identification and tradition. Our days are marked by way of meals; our seasons are marked by way of celebrations. We plant in spring; harvest in fall. We hard work over sizzling stoves; we treat ourselves to special meals out. meals is nurture; itcff0478#three9;s convenience; itcff0478#three9;s reward. even as one of the vital poems listed below are particularly in regards to the cuisine itself: the blackberries, the butter, the barbeque--all are evocative of the revel in of consuming. most of the poems are also in regards to the everything else that accompanies cuisine: the reminiscences, the company, even the politics. okevin young, prominent poet, editor of this yearcff0478#three9;s highest American Poetry, makes use of the lens of cuisine - and his impeccable taste - to carry us one of the vital top poems, eleganceic and present, duration. Poets include: Elizabeth Alexander, Elizabeth Bishop, Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Gluck, Seamus Heaney, Tony Hoagland, Langston Hughes, Galway okinnell, Frank Ocff0478#three9;Hara, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Adrienne rich, Theodore Roethke, Matthew Rohrer, Charles Simic, Tracy ok. Smith, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, Mark Strand, okevin young
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author: okevin youngpublisher: Bloomsbury usaBinding: HardcoverLanguage: EnglishPages: threethree6

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