Visible Signs by Lawrence Raab
New and Selected Poems (Poets, Penguin)

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A poem by Lawrence Raab is a carefully chosen and precisely rendered moment—a poised and elegant meditation on the nature of memory. This new collection includes a selection from each of Raab's five previous books of poetry, as well as twenty-one new poems. Readers will delight in their wide-ranging subjects, from "Miles Davis on Art" to "Saint Augustine's Dog," from the inventions of Rube Goldberg to the recklessness of dreams.

 

About Lawrence Raab

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Lawrence Raab is professor of English at Williams College, and his poems have appeared in such magazines as Poetry, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, and The Nation. He is the author of five previous collections of poetry.
 
Published March 25, 2003 by Penguin Books. 212 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Gathering work from five previous volumes with new poems, this selected shows film, landscape and art as recurring subjects for Raab, but only as vehicles to access the internal realm: "today, when I saw / how tenderly the light was moving among those trees / I thought of you."

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