Taking Measure

Taking Measure

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Taking Measure surveys the entire writing career of X. J. Kennedy from his first collection of poetry, Nude Descending a Staircase, to his latest collection, The Minimus Poems. Beginning with a study of the way Kennedy designs his poetry to reflect the poem's subject and tone, the book then traces Kennedy's poetic development through each of his poetry publications. Concluding the book is a chronology of Kennedy's life and writing history, a discussion of the influences on Kennedy's work, a list of his publications and of the titles of his poetry, and a selected bibliography.The Poetry and Prose of X.J. Kennedy Bernard E. Morris. ond Crucifixion. ... Tudor seems to be alluding to Kennedya#39;s bold comparison of the president with Jesus Christ throughout the poem. On the ... whose fourteen lines sweep from the creation of Eve to the murder of Abel, ending on a question: should not Cain have been aquot;let to starveaquot; rather than allowed to live in exile? ... aquot;Peace to allaquot; The barberry, holly, and ivy, O Relayed a beeping basketball Hold mistletoe over the lady, O (ll.

Title:Taking Measure
Author:Bernard E. Morris
Publisher:Susquehanna University Press - 2003-01-01


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