By Raymond Carver
"Carver's poetry is like a virtually invisible strand of fishing line reeling us all jointly, connecting us via the heart." --San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle
This prodigiously wealthy assortment means that Raymond Carver was once not just America's best author of brief fiction, but additionally considered one of its so much large-hearted and affecting poets. Like Carver's tales, the greater than three hundred poems in we all are marked by means of a prepared awareness to the actual global; an uncanny skill to compress sizeable feeling into discreet moments; a voice of conversational intimacy, and an unstinting sympathy.
This whole version brings jointly the entire poems of Carver's 5 earlier books, from Fires to the posthumously released No Heroics, Please. It additionally includes bibliographical and textual notes on person poems; a chronology of Carver's lifestyles and paintings; and a relocating creation by means of Carver's widow, the poet Tess Gallagher.
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