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Back Chamber

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Title: Back Chamber
Author: Hall, Donald
ISBN: 9780547645858
Publisher: Ecco
Published: 2011
Binding: Book
Language: English
Condition: New
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Poetry 1405970

Publisher Description:
The first full-length volume of poems in a decade by the former poet laureate of the United States

In The Back Chamber, Donald Hall illuminates the evocative, iconic objects of deep memory--a cowbell, a white stone perfectly round, a three-legged milking stool--that serve to foreground the rich meditations on time and mortality that run through his remarkable new collection. While Hall's devoted readers will recognize many of his long-standing preoccupations--baseball, the family farm, love, sex, and friendship--what will strike them as new is the fierce, pitiless poignancy he reveals as his own life's end comes into view. The Back Chamber is far from being death-haunted, but rather is lively, irreverent, erotic, hilarious, ironic, and sly--full of the life-affirming energy that has made Donald Hall one of America's most popular and enduring poets.