In the Western Night: Collected Poems, 1965-1990

In the Western Night Collected Poems In the Western Night brings together in one volume all of the poems to date including many previously unpublished poems of one of the most exciting and gifted poets writing today

  • Title: In the Western Night: Collected Poems, 1965-1990
  • Author: Frank Bidart
  • ISBN: 9780374522711
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the Western Night: Collected Poems, 1965-1990

    In the Western Night brings together in one volume all of the poems to date, including many previously unpublished poems, of one of the most exciting and gifted poets writing today.

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    1. James

      I fear too many poets these days are considered "good" merely because they're different, their aesthetic hard, their poetry disarming. Bidart is all of these things, but deserving of our highest praises because his poetry transcends gimmicks to become a new verse, one that is beautiful and painful. Read his long poem on Ninjinski, or the frightening "Herbert White" to see what I mean. Bidart is one of my favorites. These collection is essential for me, but really only paves the way to the later [...]

    2. Charmi

      In the Western Night changed the way I thought about writing. The formatting at first was a little hard for me. I've never liked poems whose words are scattered all over, but with Bidart, I get it. It's like learning to listen to a different language, I think. At first you're only able to comprehend the smallest pieces of information. (Why is he distracting me by placing the words there?!) But suddenly the distractions fade away and the voice becomes clear. Aside from that, Bidart is a weighty w [...]

    3. Cassandra

      I don't feel anywhere near equipped to review this book. I found the poems in this book energizing, astounding, as well as confounding. Also frightening. There were some images that were like highway accidents that made me think I was sorry so sorry! I looked. But ultimately I was glad I did.

    4. Jeremy

      If you're a student of philosophy and haven't read the long poem "The First Hour of Night", then rectify that immediately. It is towering. "Herbert White" is also powerfully ahem, unforgettable. Other than that, the others struck me out

    5. Trevor Craig

      I got this as a gift one Christmas and having never heard of, nor read anything he had written, I was skeptical. Within the first few pages my skepticism had vanished and found myself enjoying almost every poem in this collection.

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