Beautiful Lesson of the I

Beautiful Lesson of the I: poems

poems by Frances Brent
foreword by Rachel Hadas
Copyright Date: 2005
Pages: 81
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    Beautiful Lesson of the I
    Book Description:

    The Beautiful Lesson of the I is a collection of finely made poems by an accomplished poet. It will reward the scholar and the student of poetry, as well as the reader looking for the simple pleasures of poetic insight authentically felt. Winner of the Swenson Poetry Award 2005. Now in paperback.

    eISBN: 978-0-87421-522-9
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. i-vi)
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  3. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
    (pp. ix-x)
  4. FOREWORD
    (pp. xi-2)
    Rachel Hadas

    As the pun in its title reminds us, this collection is full of poems about seeing. But since, appropriately for the distilled and trenchant character of this book, no word in the title is inert, the poems in “The Beautiful Lesson” are also about beauty (a word for which I find no good synonym) and about teaching and learning.

    A primary lesson these poems teach: pay attention. The physical smallness of most of them on the page works to focus eye, ear, and mind (and this modest scale, I can’t resist adding, is a welcome contrast to the many poems...

  5. Part One The Clear and Sonorous Air
  6. Part Two The Box
  7. ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    (pp. 59-60)
  8. THE MAY SWENSON POETRY AWARD
    (pp. 61-61)