A Momentary Glory: Last Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Harvey Shapiro

By Harvey Shapiro

The prestigious poet Harvey Shapiro passed on to the great beyond on January 7, 2013. The poems during this e-book, lots of them formerly unpublished and chanced on purely after his loss of life, are an excellent gift, and the ultimate affirmation of his amazing expertise. Edited via Shapiro's literary executor, the poet and critic Norman Finkelstein, those final poems endure an extraordinary gravitas, and but they're as supple, jazzy, and edgy as Shapiro's past paintings. all of the topics for which he's identified are superbly represented the following. There are poems of his reports in international battle II, the erotic existence, and of day-by-day moments in Brooklyn and ny, all looking for a cosmopolitan knowledge and style that the poet calls "a temporary glory." As Shapiro tells us, the poem "Is an Egyptian / send of the lifeless, / every thing required / for all times kept / in its hold." The ebook contains an advent via the editor. a web reader's better half may be on hand.

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