Ants on the Melon
A Collection of PoemsBook - 1996
Already singled out byThe New York Timesand the subject of a feature inThe New Yorker, Virginia Adair has, after decades of shunning book publication, decided to collect eighty of her best poems in a volume that will surely be hailed as among the most accomplished works of our time. Ants on the Melonincludes poems that concern the author's childhood, that explore sensuality in candid terms, that starkly treat her husband's suicide and her own blindness, and that explore both her own emotional landscape and the universal mysteries of the human condition. Technically brilliant, using strict, classical prosody, yet entirely modern in sensibility, Virginia Adair's poetry will play a central role in the ongoing American poetry renaissance.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: ANF 811
Characteristics: x, 158 p. ; 22 cm