Present In this collection of poetry Alfred Corn draws with narrative figurative and metrical resources to make vividly realized poems dealing with passion and presence

  • Title: Present
  • Author: Alfred Corn
  • ISBN: 9781887178693
  • Page: 192
  • Format: Paperback
  • In this collection of poetry, Alfred Corn draws with narrative, figurative, and metrical resources to make vividly realized poems dealing with passion and presence.

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    About "Alfred Corn"

    1. Alfred Corn

      Alfred Corn was born in Bainbridge, Georgia, in 1943 He grew up in Valdosta, Georgia, and received his B.A in French literature from Emory University in 1965 He was awarded an M.A in French literature from Columbia University in 1967, his degree work including a year spent in Paris on a Fulbright Fellowship and two years of teaching in the French Department at Columbia College.His first book of poems, All Roads at Once, appeared in 1976, followed by A Call in the Midst of the Crowd 1978 , The Various Light 1980 , Notes from a Child of Paradise 1984 , The West Door 1988 , and Autobiographies 1992 His seventh book of poems, titled Present, appeared in 1997, along with the novel Part of His Story Stake Selected Poems, 1972 1992, appeared in 1999, followed by Contradictions in 2002, which was a finalist for the Oklahoma Book Award.Corn has also published a collection of critical essays titled The Metamorphoses of Metaphor 1989 , The Poem s Heartbeat 1997 , and a work of art criticism, Aaron Rose Photographs Abrams, 2001 A frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review and The Nation, he also writes art criticism for Art in America and ARTnews magazines.Corn has received fellowships and prizes from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, the Academy of American Poets, and the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine.He has taught at the City University of New York, Yale, Connecticut College, the University of Cincinnati, U.C.L.A Ohio State University, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Tulsa.


    1. Corn's work smells of rural Georgia just after the depressive era, yet his structure seems a bit more like persona poems of some of the New York School and less like other Georgia poets like David Bottoms or Judson Mitcham. He also shares a strong affinity with the new formalists, although he nevers identifies as one of them. That contrast between affable persona and formal rigor can drive the book in seeming conflicting tones. This book illustrates Corn's accessibility and his ability to play w [...]

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