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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Christian Wiman  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Born: 1966 in West Texas

-- Christian Wiman on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Christian Wiman lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Wiman is the editor of Poetry magazine.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Ambition and survival :
ISBN: 1556592604. OCLC Number: 123119532

Copper Canyon Press,. .

Ambition and Survival: Becoming a Poet is a collection of stirring personal essays and critical prose on a wide range of subjects: reading Paradise Lost in Guatemala, recalling violent episodes from the poet's youth, traveling in Africa with an eccentric father, as well as a series of penetrating essays on poets, poetry, and poetry's place in our lives. The book concludes with a portrait of Wiman's diagnosis with a rare cancer, and a clear-eyed declaration of what it means - for an artist and a person - to have faith in the face of death. -- BOOK JACKET.

Ambition and survival :
ISBN: 9781619320932. OCLC Number: 852756255

Copper Canyon Press,. .

An intimate first book of personal essays and incisive commentary from the editor of Poetry.

Every riven thing /
ISBN: 0374150362. OCLC Number: 555656638

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,. .

A collection of poems explores both sorrow and joy, presenting an optimistic celebration of life and love, while acknowledging man's ultimate mortality.

Hard night /
ISBN: 1556592205. OCLC Number: 56686348

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"Hard Night is a book of intensity and range. Three long poems define the structure of Hard Night, each variously meditating on art, loneliness, and love. The book culminates with "Being Serious," a birth-to-death biography of Serious, a tragi-comic man who is as entertaining as he is poignant. Interspersed are twenty shorter lyrics that in their formal and musical dexterity, emotional directness, and avoidance of sentimentality recall the work of Frost and Yeats."--Jacket.

The long home /
ISBN: 1556592698. OCLC Number: 156975406

Copper Canyon Press,. .