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Keeping Company (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction) Hardcover – August 1, 1983


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Product Details

  • Series: Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction
  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press; First edition. edition (August 1, 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801830419
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801830419
  • Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 0.6 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,746,723 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gibbons Ruark's mastery of the traditional music of poetry is so rare as to constitute almost a new form. He has ventured to think about the shapely possibilities of the language and its sound, and he has discovered that his intelligence, so far from inhibiting his verse, has freed it. His poetry embodies emotions of great purity and depth.
                                                              --James Wright

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Gibbons Ruark was born in North Carolina in 1941, grew up in various Methodist parsonages in the eastern part of the state, was educated in its public schools and holds degrees from the Universities of North Carolina and Massachusetts.
His poems have been published widely for fifty years in a variety of magazines and anthologies and individual collections. He is the recipient of residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland, three NEA Poetry Fellowships, a Pushcart Prize and the Saxifrage Prize for Keeping Company. His most recent books are Staying Blue and Passing Through Customs: New and Selected Poems. New work can be seen in recent issues of The New Republic, The New Criterion, Shenandoah and The New Yorker. Ruark has given public readings in at least half of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Delaware, he lives with his wife Kay in Raleigh, North Carolina.