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The Storm and Other Poems
William Pitt Root

Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry

Carnegie Mellon
2005 • 80 pp. 5 1/2 X 9 1/4"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$16.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-444-5

"The natural world is portrayed with an astounding succession of vivid images. It is a pleasure to read a book filled with so much light and joy."—Library Journal

A reissuing of The Storm and Other Poems by William Pitt Root.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"What does a person do to read [work] like Root's? What does he need to possess in order to 'understand'? Knowledge of successions of love, puzzles of loyalty, memory. . . . The balance between the poet's offering and the reader's is very shrewd."—Benjamin DeMott, New York Times Book Review

"Root's great tropes are Light and Dark; the Sea and Journey his great reservoirs of force. This poet is ambitious, oratorical, convincing . . . assaying confrontations of the self and some dissolving Other . . . [in an] immense brawl with the universe."—Richard Howard, Kenyon Review

"Root's future career is going to be one of the brightest and steadiest in American letters, and the time to begin reading him is now."—Fred Chappell

Trace Elements From a Recurring Kingdom recollected WILLIAM PITT ROOT's first five books. It was preceded by Faultdancing, written on the Mendoccino coast near the San Andreas fault. Work more recent appears in The Atlantic Monthly, Poetry, Ploughshares, Rattapallax, Turnrow, and and in anthologies such as Howling for the Wolves (2005), Kindled Terraces: American Poets in Greece (2004), and Stories from Where We Live (2003). William Pitt Root has been US/UK Exchange Artist (London & Cornwall), Fellow of the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations, Stanford University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Translated into nearly 20 languages, his poems have been broadcast over Radio Free Europe. For years Root commuted weekly from Tucson (where he was poet laureate 1997-2002) to teach in the writing program at Hunter College in Manhattan. He and his wife, poet Pamela Uschuk, now live with a cadre of animal companions in the Rockies in western Colorado near the vast Weminuche Wilderness.

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