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Hammer Is the Prayer: Selected Poems


A visionary selection from one of America's foremost poets One of the most distinctive voices in contemporary American poetry, Christian Wiman has forged a singular style that fuses a vivid and propulsive music with clear-eyed realism, wry humor, and visionary lament. In his "daring and urgent" ( The New York Times Book Review ) memoir, My Bright Abyss , he asks, "What is poetry's role when the world is burning?" Hammer Is the Prayer: Selected Poems might be read as an answer to that question. From the taut forms of ...

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Hammer Is the Prayer: Selected Poems
2017, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374537319

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Hammer is the Prayer: Selected Poems
2016, Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374167745


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