Easter Sunday

Poems by Tom Clark

“It is perhaps because he is so purely Puritan that his work appeals to the young; they understand his contempt for everything that is comfortable, fleshly, dying. . . . Clark is among the very few of our contemporaries who write poems of awesome grace.” —American Book Review

October 1987
6 x 9 | 148 pages
Paperback Original

ISBN: 978-0-918273-27-7.

$8.95

Description

Easter Sunday joins recent poems by Tom Clark with rediscovered and revised earlier poems to form a book that expresses the abiding spirit of this poet’s entire work. “One comes more and more to think of the poet as somebody who’s not so much owner or proprietor as simple custodian of poems entrusted to his care by the language,” Clark says. “Another way of saying this is that the poet’s proper work is listening to the conversation that takes place between the parts of the poem he’s set in motion, and doing everything he can to further that dialogue . . . That kind of listening work tends to go on for a lifetime, and the poems in Easter Sunday represent a project only slightly less lengthy, 1962-1987, to be exact.”

Reviews

“It is perhaps because he is so purely Puritan that his work appeals to the young; they understand his contempt for everything that is comfortable, fleshly, dying. . . . Clark is among the very few of our contemporaries who write poems of awesome grace.” —American Book Review

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