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Strange Angels William Pitt Root

Strange Angels

William Pitt Root

Published October 1st 2013
ISBN : 9781609403225
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120 pages
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In this first major collection in nearly a decade from a revered American poet, William Pitt Root concerns himself with those extremes--spiritual, physical, or both--at which social and cultural forms disintegrate, leaving the individual as anMoreIn this first major collection in nearly a decade from a revered American poet, William Pitt Root concerns himself with those extremes--spiritual, physical, or both--at which social and cultural forms disintegrate, leaving the individual as an unshielded witness to transitioning miracles which induce a state of awe that cannot be diminished, diverted, or ignored. In poem after poem, Root compels the reader to discover that these key moments require the heart to open and the mind to still in order to fully accept whatever results, whether it is to suffer inconsolably or to discover new facets of wisdom. With an imagery that is by turns beautiful, tender, provocative, and terrifying, this collection signals the triumphant return of a poet of national renown.