Collected Poems

Collected Poems

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Nominated for the National Book Award in 1952, Naomi Replansky's first book Ring Song dazzled critics with its candor and freshness of language. Here at long last is the new and collected work of a lifetime by a writer hailed as a€œone of the most brilliant American poetsa€ by George Oppen. Replansky is a poet whose verse combines the compression of Emily Dickinson, the passion of Anna Akhmatova, and the music of W.H. Auden. These poems, which Marie Ponsot calls a€œsixty years of a free woman's song, a€ are Replansky's hymns to the struggle for justice and equality and to the enduring beauty of life in our dangerous world.(from the Yiddish of Itzakh Manger) No one here knows what I want. No one ... I put my cap upon my head, Say goodnight, and go. I put my cap ... I push the door, I rush inside, Look around, and say, a€œEverybody in the place, Happy holiday!

Title:Collected Poems
Author:Naomi Replansky
Publisher:Black Sparrow Books - 2012


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