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New and Selected Poems, 1957-2011
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  • Paperback
  • Oct.01.2011
  • 9781597092616

Robert gives an overview of the book:

New and Selected Poems, 1957-2011 (Red Hen Press) is culled from Robert Sward's newest and best works, including both previously unpublished poems and selections from his 20+ books of poetry. It is the definitive Sward collection, exhibiting throughout his signature style: outwardly zany and fanciful, but inwardly serious, troubled and questioning. They cover the territory Sward has covered so well--love, divorce, multiple marriage, aging, loss, and the challenge of bringing up children in a highly unstable world...
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New and Selected Poems, 1957-2011 (Red Hen Press) is culled from Robert Sward's newest and best works, including both previously unpublished poems and selections from his 20+ books of poetry. It is the definitive Sward collection, exhibiting throughout his signature style: outwardly zany and fanciful, but inwardly serious, troubled and questioning. They cover the territory Sward has covered so well--love, divorce, multiple marriage, aging, loss, and the challenge of bringing up children in a highly unstable world...

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Born on the Jewish North Side of Chicago,bar mitzvahed, sailor, amnesiac, university professor (Cornell, Iowa, Connecticut College), newspaper editor, food reviewer, father of five children, husband to four wives, my writing career has been described by critic Virginia Lee as a "long and winding road."

 

About Robert

Guggenheim Fellow, chosen by Lucille Clifton for a Villa Montalvo Literary Arts Award, author of more than 20 books, including Four Incarnations (Coffee House Press), Heavenly SexGod is in the Cracks and The Collected Poems (now in...

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Published Reviews

Jul.29.2008

What I would really like to say about The Collected Poems of Robert Sward would not be a book review. I would like to say, Listen to this! and quote a whole poem, then another and another, just letting the...

Dec.11.2008

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OTOÑO 1997
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Member Reviews

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Jan.16.2013
Career collection is, I guess, the word for it. Culled from previously unpublished poems and selections from the author's 20+ books of poetry. This...