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  • Title: The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest
  • Author: Barbara Guest
  • ISBN: 9780819568601
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of the most notable members of the New York School and its best known woman Barbara Guest began writing poetry in the 1950s in company that included John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O Hara, and James Schuyler And from the beginning, her practice placed her at the vanguard of American writing Guest s poetry, saturated in the visual arts, extended the formal experimenOne of the most notable members of the New York School and its best known woman Barbara Guest began writing poetry in the 1950s in company that included John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O Hara, and James Schuyler And from the beginning, her practice placed her at the vanguard of American writing Guest s poetry, saturated in the visual arts, extended the formal experiments of modernism, and played the abstract qualities of language against its sensuousness and materiality Now, for the first time, all of her published poems have been brought together in one volume, offering readers and scholars unprecedented access to Guest s remarkable visionary work This Collected Poems moves from her early New York School years through her abstract later work, including some final poems never before published Switching effortlessly from the real to the dreamlike, the observed to the imagined, this is poetry both gentle and piercing seemingly simple, but truly and beautifully dislocating.
    The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest One of the most notable members of the New York School and its best known woman Barbara Guest began writing poetry in the s in company that included John Ashbery Kenneth Koch Frank O Hara and J

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    1. The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest brings together all of the poet s major works, including The Location of Things, Archaics, The Open Skies 1962 The Blue Stairs 1968 Moscow Mansions 1973 The Countess from Minneapolis 1976 Biography 1980 Musicality 1988 Fair Realism 1989 Defensive Rapture 1993 Stripped Tales 1995 Quill, Solitary APPARITION 1996 If So, Tell Me 1999 The Confetti Trees 1999 Rocks on a Platter Notes on Literature 1999 Symbiosis 2000 Miniatures and Other Poems 2002 and The Red Gaze [...]

    2. Guest s poetry is painterly and images often hold poems together, but unlike many of other poets linked to the New York School, Guest has an attention to poetic lyrics that can often get lost in James Schuyler and Frank O Hara Her late works move into and surrealism until she read almost like a language poet This book spans her entire career from The Location of Things To Red Gaze and a few new poems This is an great way to get a grip on Guest s work which has been seriously underrated.

    3. How did it take me so long to get to Barbara Guest I think she has been in me long before I found this collection Her poems do not need my review, only for me to recommend them to anyone wanting to see what happens when a poet s imagination and brilliance are set free into a poem, and made totally palpable for the reader.

    4. The following is an appreciation and close reading of a poem in this collection Barbara Guest s Musicalities

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