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The Faces of Americans in 1853
Wesley McNair

Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry

Carnegie Mellon
2001 • 64 pp. 5 1/2 x 9 1/4"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$16.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-356-1

A reissuing of The Faces of Americans in 1853, poetry by Wesley McNair.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“McNair writes with apparent artlessness but actually with a very well-concealed and well-controlled skill while maintaining throughout the book the tones, rhythms, and accents of American speech. He is clear and simple, yet original: a rare combination.”—David Wagoner

“Because he is a true poet [McNair’s] New England is unlimited. Whole lives fill small lines, real to this poet, and therefore to us.”—Donald Hall, Harvard Book Review

“The Northeast seems to produce a disproportionate number of poets with a gift for charging their home place—and its inhabitants—with such imaginative energy that their work comes virtually to define it: one thinks of Alden Nowlan’s Nova Scotia and Robert Frost’s New Hampshire. To that list we can add Maine’s Wesley McNair.”—Thomas R. Smith, Minneapolis Star Tribune

WESLEY MCNAIR lives with his wife Diane in Mercer, Maine. The recipient of Guggenheim, Rockefeller, Fulbright, and National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, he has won prizes in poetry from Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Yankee magazines. He has published five collections of verse, an anthology of Maine writing, and a book of essays on poetry and place. He directs the creative writing program at the University of Maine at Farmington and is a visiting professor at Colby College.

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