Borgo Of The Holy Ghost

Borgo Of The Holy Ghost

Stephen McLeod
foreword by Richard Howard
Copyright Date: 2001
Pages: 74
https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt46nrhj
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    Borgo Of The Holy Ghost
    Book Description:

    An accomplished poet with credits in such literary magazines as APR, Paris Review, Ploughshares, and many others, Stephen McLeod is the 2001 recipient of the May Swenson Poetry Award. Judge for the competition was Richard Howard, internationally known poet and winner of the Pulitzer and many other poetry awards.

    eISBN: 978-0-87421-422-2
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. FOREWORD A Note on Stephen McLeod’s The Borgo of the Holy Ghost
    (pp. ix-2)
    Richard Howard

    So assured is the utterance here, so convinced the diction and so swift the procession of tropes, that I suspect the most availing strategy for a new reader (it would be a literalism to call Mr. McLeod a “new” poet, for he incessantly reverts to practiced stanzas, sonnets and sestinas, a litany of old contraptions and even older disciplines, of which more presently)—for a new reader, then, beset by so many discoveries all at once, so rich a designation of wonders, best to adopt this drastic approach: in the destructive element immerse, that is, read right through all the...

  4. ONE
  5. TWO
  6. THREE
  7. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    (pp. 74-74)
  8. THE MAY SWENSON POETRY AWARD
    (pp. 74-74)