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by Jane Kenyon

All of Jane Kenyon's published poems gathered in one definitive collection, now in paperback

Yes, long shadows go outfrom the bales; and yes, the soulmust part from the body:what else could it do?―from "Twilight: After Haying"

Jane Kenyon is one of America's most prized contemporary poets. Her previous collection, Otherwise: New and Selected Poems, published just after her death in 1995, has been a favorite among readers, with more than 80,000 copies in print, and is a contemporary classic.

Collected Poems assembles all of Kenyon's published poetry in one book. Included here are the complete poems found in her four previous volumes―From Room to Room, The Boat of Quiet Hours, Let Evening Come, and Constance―as well as the poems that appear in her posthumous volumes Otherwise and A Hundred White Daffodils, four poems never before published in book form, and her translations in Twenty Poems of Anna Akhmatova.

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ISBN: 1555974783
ISBN13: 978-1555974787
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Poetry
Author: Jane Kenyon
Language: English
Publisher: Graywolf Press (September 4, 2007)
Pages: 368 pages
ePUB size: 1779 kb
FB2 size: 1711 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 695
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An excellent collection of all of Jane Kenyon's published works, presented in chronological order, which I found useful in following the course of her life. While many of her poems are spiritual, they are not overtly religious. In spite of the melancholy nature of much of her work, I find her poems uplifting. Easy to commit portions to memory. I especially like to recall the last part of "Briefly It Enters, Briefly Speaks": "... I am the one whose love/ overcomes you, already with you/ when you think to call my name. . . ." Her poems are a glimpse into a lovely life lived in appreciation of nature, people, relationships. A beautiful poet.
Such a remarkable poet. I have many of her books and this one is just about perfect. So sorry she is no longer here, but so grateful for the poems she created to leave with us to enjoy. Appreciate her willingness to deal with difficult topics and her deep love of and appreciation of nature.
I bought a copy, read and loved it, passed it on to a friend, bought another for myself, shared it again and then bought another. A poetry reading by Robert Bly years ago led me to Kenyon's poetry and translations and this collection is one to live with and share. She is one of my favorite poets..
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I found the work of Jane Kenyon by accident as one finds money on the street. A joy to read this dear lady's work. A mixture of joy and sorrow. She died relatively early from Leukemia I think, which makes some of the pieces quite poignant. She is a good, easy read, an enjoyable read. her poetry filled with imagery and heart felt words.
What a treasure this book is. One beautiful perspective on the world after another. some sad, others insightful and to the point. Great use of language, and all in all, I am very happy with this.
Very moving and descriptive poems. Artful word craft to describe every day observations, while spinning in a more cosmic meaning.
I love my Wife more than my next breath. I read this book before, after and during Donald Halls, "Without: Poems." It was the most dramatic, heart wrenching writing I have ever read. Both of them, together. That is how you should read it. Even though you can't allow Kenyon's work to be tinged by her early death, you need to read these together. Kenyon opens her soul to the changes in her life, her husband, his family, how his family home becomes the fabric of her art, and the beauty she finds hidden in the shadows of the land during her dark nights.

I am also a person of that twilight horizon. The edge is always near to me, but like Kenyon my love draws me back to the morning light.

There is the notice of Life in this book.
The book was in optimal condition. It is so nice I can't even bring myself to write in it. Wonderful.