Clairvoyant with Hunger: Essays
Literary Criticism
5.5 x 8.5, 176 pp.
Pub Date: 01/20/2017
Price:        $18.95


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Clairvoyant with Hunger: Essays

Laurence Lieberman

Clairvoyant with Hunger consists of fourteen short essays on poems from James Dickey's last book; The Eagle’s Mile; twelve short essays on James Wright's best prose poems; a long essay on Dickey's third novel, To the White Sea; a long essay on W.S. Merwin's 320-page poem, The Folding Cliffs; an essay on the major Iraqi poet Dunya Mikhail; a familiar essay on the Japanese poet, Ryuichi Tamura, whose work I translated for publication during my fellowship year in Japan (l971-72), an essay on four poets for Stephen Berg's anthology on Marianne Moore, Theodore Roethke, D.H. Lawrence and Hart Crane; a long essay on the work of poet David Bottoms; and my own interview for a special feature of my work in Fifth Wednesday Journal in Chicago, Spring 2014. The essays range in location from Chicago to Atlanta, Iraq and Japan.” --Laurence Lieberman

“I believe the best of Lieberman's essays equal Stevens' most shattering and inspiring prose: we understand reality as well as literature with a more humane sense of what we are.” --Stephen Berg, founding editor of The American Poetry Review.

“Laurence Lieberman, himself an excellent poet, is one of the most intelligent and perceptive critics of poetry to be found today.” --Frederick Morgan, founding editor of The Hudson Review.

LAURENCE LIEBERMAN's new book of poems, The Divemaster: Swimming with the Immortals, will be published by Sheep Meadow Press of New York in Fall/Winter 2015-16, following l4 previous volumes. His poetry has appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and The Hudson Review. Lieberman is Professor Emeritus of English at University of Illinois--Urbana. He lives in Savoy, IL.


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