In the Western Night: Collected Poems, 1965-1990

by Frank Bidart

Paperback, 1991

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (1991)

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Presents works from the author's previous collections of poetry as well as many previously unpublished poems, including the award-winning "The War of Vaslav Nijinsky" and a new long poem, "The First Hour of the Night."

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LibraryThing member poetontheone
I'm amazed that there are no reviews for this collection. Bidart's early poems are some of the most formally interesting that I have yet read, with his conversational but delightfully esoteric phrasing and his attempt to exactly articulate on the page the phrasing he hears in his mind through odd
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punctuation and spectacular use of white space. The best of his poems, like "Sacrifice," "Ellen West," "Herbert White," or his inhabitation of the tortured genius of Najinsky, are revelatory investigations into tumultuous minds. One of the strongest collections I have read in recent years.
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Original language

English

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10194
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