Tickets for a Prayer Wheel : Poems

by Annie Dillard

Paperback, 1974





New York : Harper & Row, 1988, c1974.


Best known for Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, her Pulitzer Prize-winning narrative on nature and eternity, Annie Dillard writes fiction and nonfiction, as well as poetry, that explore abstract and sensory phenomena, the role of the artist in society and the creative process. The poems gathered in Tickets for a Prayer Wheel, first published in 1974, show us that the concerns of the author have not changed since she was in her twenties. Hers is a poetry of fact -- of science and nature, eternity and time, and how we know what we know. Often commended for their precise imagery, these poems speak of the love between people, storytelling and poetry's form.

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LibraryThing member jon1lambert
There's a lovely love poem called Arches and shadows on page 77. Half the pages are blank. What a waste.



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