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Envelope of Night
Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1966-1990
Michael Burkard




Nightboat
2008 • 382 pp. 8 1/2 x 11"
Poetry / Literary Criticism - American

$19.95 Paperback, 978-0-9767185-6-7



Envelope of Night features an insightful foreword by the author, generous selections from five early books (the out-of-print collections In a White Light, Ruby for Grief, The Fires They Kept, Fictions from the Self and None, River) and "A Thief in the Lamp," a compelling, book-length section of previously unpublished poems that provides crucial insight into the trajectory of the development of Burkard's work. This definitive volume is an essential record of the achievements of a major American writer and a dazzling litmus of the range of the poetic mind.

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“Only a handful of poets live on the earth at any given time, and I believe Michael Burkard to be one of them. What a joy-and how humbling-to be confronted by an artist who has utterly abandoned himself to beauty and truth.”—Denis johnson



Sun, 17 Dec 2017 14:37:59 -0500