Necessity by Peter M. Sacks

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A collection of poems by Peter Sacks that use his personal journey from a strife-torn South Africa to a haunted and spiritually frayed America. He reveals images of travels from the debris of our mad dreams of progress, conquest and salvation, to the waters of communal memory, values and love.

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Peter Sacks is the author of six books of poetry. He teaches at Harvard University.
Published May 1, 2002 by W W Norton & Co Inc. 103 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Though the two poets' influence on each other must now be mutual, rather than one-way, Sacks's volume too often seems merely to replicate Graham's concerns and styles (compare even the book's portentous one-word title to Graham's recent Swarm and Never), without taking them anywhere genuinely ne...

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