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The Resource The abundance of nothing : poems, Bruce Weigl

The abundance of nothing : poems, Bruce Weigl

Label
The abundance of nothing : poems
Title
The abundance of nothing
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Weigl
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Throughout his award-winning career, Bruce Weigl has proven himself to be a poet of extraordinary emotional acuity and consummate craftsmanship. In "The Abundance of Nothing," these qualities are on full display, animating and informing poems that combine rich, metaphoric imagery with direct, powerful language. Deftly weaving history and everyday experience, Weigl transports readers from the front lines of the Vietnam War and all the tangled cultural and emotional scenes of that time to the slow winds of the American Midwest that softly ease the voice of the veteran returning home. Though the poems struggle with themes of mortality and illness, violence and forgiveness, the poet s voice never wavers in its meditative calm, poise, and compassion. Elegiac yet agile, ethereal yet embodied, "The Abundance of Nothing" is a work of searching openness, generous insight, and remarkable grace. -- Publisher marketing
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
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1949-
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Weigl, Bruce
Dewey number
811.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
poetry
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  • Poetry
  • Poetry
  • Lyrik
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
Label
The abundance of nothing : poems, Bruce Weigl
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quiet fountain -- The end of my career in dance -- Conundrum -- My checkered past -- Thank you for thinking of you -- I almost didn't see -- In the rest of the world, the worry is very big -- Ice storm -- My dimension -- Elegy for the dead, whom I love -- Self-portrait after "Hotel Insomnia" -- Johnny -- The caves at Bai Non Nuoc -- Bill -- The room -- My life with cats -- Pastoral as complaint -- My mother, fading -- One lie -- My nymphomaniac -- For my neighbors -- Self-portrait in the third person at fifty-eight -- Reunion -- The country that we love -- Elegy for Anna N. -- The way Dante moved Virgil through Hell -- My waiting brain -- Blues for Que Mai -- On the Little Juniata River -- The abundance of nothing -- What the matter was -- Paradise of pain -- For Penelope -- When I'm gone -- The world, Part I -- This boy -- Elegy for Liam -- What are you going to do -- Gate -- Letter to L. -- Beginning -- Wrong -- She said, "but it was only a small hurt" -- The deer cave drawing in Southern China that the Chinese girl drew on the napkin to show me exactly where the character now used for the word deer came from -- A little place on the beach -- Response to "Why don't you write about something happy?" -- To no spirits speak -- South Lorain suite -- The father in me -- Apocryphal weather -- Roses for the reader -- The future -- Flash -- Meditation after prayer
Control code
ocn719428379
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 74 p.
Isbn
9780810152236
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011036086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)719428379
Label
The abundance of nothing : poems, Bruce Weigl
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Quiet fountain -- The end of my career in dance -- Conundrum -- My checkered past -- Thank you for thinking of you -- I almost didn't see -- In the rest of the world, the worry is very big -- Ice storm -- My dimension -- Elegy for the dead, whom I love -- Self-portrait after "Hotel Insomnia" -- Johnny -- The caves at Bai Non Nuoc -- Bill -- The room -- My life with cats -- Pastoral as complaint -- My mother, fading -- One lie -- My nymphomaniac -- For my neighbors -- Self-portrait in the third person at fifty-eight -- Reunion -- The country that we love -- Elegy for Anna N. -- The way Dante moved Virgil through Hell -- My waiting brain -- Blues for Que Mai -- On the Little Juniata River -- The abundance of nothing -- What the matter was -- Paradise of pain -- For Penelope -- When I'm gone -- The world, Part I -- This boy -- Elegy for Liam -- What are you going to do -- Gate -- Letter to L. -- Beginning -- Wrong -- She said, "but it was only a small hurt" -- The deer cave drawing in Southern China that the Chinese girl drew on the napkin to show me exactly where the character now used for the word deer came from -- A little place on the beach -- Response to "Why don't you write about something happy?" -- To no spirits speak -- South Lorain suite -- The father in me -- Apocryphal weather -- Roses for the reader -- The future -- Flash -- Meditation after prayer
Control code
ocn719428379
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xii, 74 p.
Isbn
9780810152236
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2011036086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)719428379

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