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Moon Before Morning, The
W. S. Merwin
$24.00 hardbound
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Moon Before Morning, The  (hardbound)
W. S. Merwin

The Moon before Morning is a love letter composed in a stunning rush of memory. Answering the call set forth in his Pulitzer Prize–winning The Shadow of Sirius, W.S. Merwin extends the emotional and intellectual reach of that collection with passionate reverence for the natural world, bittersweet reflection on time’s irrevocable ravages, and equanimity informed by a lifetime of writing and practiced contemplation.

            Merwin’s studied precision in form and language filters crisp, beautiful images through ethereal memory, forging an intense bond between the writer and a quickly transforming world. “When we forget,” Merwin posits, others will remember: no action—and no spirit on Earth—is without its infinite reverberations.

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Blossoming Days
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For Moon Before Morning, The, W. S. Merwin

“W.S. Merwin’s legacy is unquestionably secure: his best and most fierce poems are moody, visionary compositions that dive into the unconscious and the seeds of existence with an inwardness and scrutiny unique in American poetry.” —Poetry

“Merwin’s masterfully refined, meditative poems stem from his dwelling mindfully in one beloved place and handling words as though they are seeds, flowers, stones, and water… Merwin has attained a transcendent and transformative elevation of beaming perception, exquisite balance, and clarifying beauty.”—Booklist, starred review of The Moon before Morning

"Merwin is tackling the mysteries of life and impending death with a grace and dexterity of imagination that leaves one of any age wondering if this is more than simply poetry, but bordering on prophecy."—Eliot Schain, Poetry Flash review of The Moon before Morning

"In his personal anonymity, his strict individuated manner, his defense of the earth, and his heartache at time's passing, Merwin has become instantly recognizable on the page."—Helen VendlerThe New York Review of Books

"Merwin [is] fresh and awake with a simplicity that can only be called wisdom."—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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