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Other People (Phoenix Poets) New edition Edition

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"In my opinion, Phoenix Poets - which includes David Ferry, Turner Cassity, Donald Davie, Tom Sleigh, Alan Shapiro and the like - is second to none." - Richard Wilbur "The 'other people' of the title of this extraordinary book are fully alive in the life of its language; and so is the poet observing them, and observing himself, as one of them. The book is a sympathetic and unsentimental instrument of truth." - David Ferry"

About the Author

Peter Campion is the Jones Lecturer in Poetry at Stanford University. A recipient of a Wallace Stegner Fellowship in poetry, Campion is also the author of a book on the art of Mitchell Johnson.
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Product Details

  • Series: Phoenix Poets
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; New edition edition (October 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226092755
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226092751
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,955,739 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A bit of a disclaimer in that I know Campion a bit.

Otherwise this is an excellent collection. Campion is a very subtle, very controlled poet who works in a quiet register. The best poem in the collection is Pedal Tones, where a musician teaches the poet how to "make room inside the form." But there are many more. The book is remarkably consistent.
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