Finding My Elegy

New and Selected Poems

by Ursula K. Le Guin

On Sale: 09/18/2012

Finding My Elegy

New and Selected Poems

by Ursula K. Le Guin

On Sale: 09/18/2012

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About the Book

"[Le Guin] never loses touch with her reverence for the immense what is." — Margaret Atwood

Though internationally known and honored for her imaginative fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin started out as a poet, and since 1959 has never ceased to publish poems. Finding My Elegy distills her life's work, offering a selection of the best from her six earlier volumes of poetry and introducing a powerful group of poems, at once earthy and transcendent, written in the first decade of the twenty-first century.

The fruit of over a half century of writing, the seventy selected and seventy-seven new poems consider war and creativity, motherhood and the natural world, and glint with humor and vivid beauty. These moving works of art are a reckoning with a whole life.

Critical Praise

"Le Guin writes about life's sharp edges as if she were conversing calmly with a friend. . . . . [She] writes passionately about a range of themes from environmental and existential to sociopolitical and autobiographical. . . . Le Guin turns her rich experiences into luminous poems that incite meaning and beauty." — Library Journal

"Le Guin has written, "It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end." The poems in Finding My Elegy help chart her journey." — Shelf Awareness

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780547858227
  • ISBN 10: 0547858221
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 09/18/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • List Price:10.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : POETRY / Women Authors
  • BISAC2 : POETRY / Subjects & Themes / General
  • BISAC3 : POETRY / American / General

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