The Great Ledge by Peter Davison

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James Dickey, in reviewing Peter Davison's last book, Praying Wrong: New and Selected Poems, 1957-1984, said, ' Davison will not let things break him. His voice is his; he has earned it and can use it, and as a result is surely one of our better poets.' That sense of this poet's singularity is one of the great strengths of this new book; these deeply felt poems are uniquely his. From the almost unbearably moving 'Equinox 1980, ' which opens the book, to the delightful 'Peaches, ' The Great Ledge confirms the remark of Vernon Young that Davison is 'one of the few poets of the first order writing in English today.'

About Peter Davison

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Peter Davison has hart a long and distinguished career as a poet and as a book publisher. He was born in New York and raised in Colorado, and attended Harvard and Cambridge universities. He became an editor in book publishing at twenty-two; from 1956 to 1985 he edited books for the Atlantic Monthly Press and now does so for his own imprint at Houghton Mifflin Company. He is poetry editor for The Atlantic Monthly. His first book of poems won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 1963, and since then he has published eight additional volumes, including The Great Ledge (1989). He lives in Boston and is married to the architect Joan Edelman Goody.
Published May 22, 2013 by Knopf. 61 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nature & Wildlife, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure. Non-fiction

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