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Garbage: A Poem Paperback – December 17, 2002
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...life, life is like a poem: the moment itIn a time when most poetry is about loss, Ammons wanders through our community junkyard and, with his good eye, points out what's valuable, and tells us, in his trustworthy tone, why. --Edward Skoog --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
begins, it begins to end: the tension this
establishes makes every move and movement, every
gap and stumble, every glide and rise significant
From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
The Ammons line is something totally unprecedented in poetry. Tentative, flippant, musical, supple and tough:
...Mike, the young
kid who does things for us, cut down the
thrift with his weedeater, those little white
flowers more like weedsize more than likely:
sometimes called cliff rose: also got the grass
out of the front ditch now too wet to mow, slashed:
the dispositional axis is not supreme (how tedious)
and not a fiction (how clever) but plain (greatness
flows through the lowly) and a fact (like as not)
Ultimately it is poets who decide which poet achieves greatness and which poet is forgotten. I believe Ammons will influence the coming generation of poets more than anyone else will, and Garbage is sure to play a starring role in this influence.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Exactly that, garbage. Not a good indication of the wonderful poems he can write.Published 6 months ago by Bartleby (scrivner)
In Garbage, A.R. Ammons displays his unique sense of human sincerity and literary playfulness as he defends the meaning of creative self-expression through art and poetry. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Jake B
Garbage is spiritual. Really, I'm serious. Don't believe me? Read A.R. Ammons's epic poem. I'm positive that he will convince you. Read morePublished on February 12, 2012 by Fast Food Blogger
It's a stupid book and isnt worth while the read. You cnat understand a word the guy says. And it belongs in the trash.Published on September 4, 2004 by Lala