Junkets on a Sad Planet: Scenes from the Life of John Keats

  • Title: Junkets on a Sad Planet: Scenes from the Life of John Keats
  • Author: Tom Clark
  • ISBN: 9780876859179
  • Page: 247
  • Format: Paperback
  • Junkets on a Sad Planet Scenes from the Life of John Keats Incredibly empathic poems that are beautifully understated impressions reflections on episodes in the sudden mortal splendor that was Keats brief life RC Annotation copyright Book News Inc Portland
    Incredibly empathic poems that are beautifully understated impressions reflections on episodes in the sudden mortal splendor that was Keats brief life RC Annotation copyright Book News, Inc Portland, Or.

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    About Tom Clark


    1. Clark is an American poet, editor and biographer Clark was educated at the University of Michigan and served as poetry editor of The Paris Review from 1963 to 1973 and published numerous volumes of poetry with Black Sparrow Press His literary essays and reviews have appeared in The New York Times, Times Literary Supplement, and many other journals.


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    1. I wondered why this book had fallen into such obscurity. I don't think it's for a lack of interest in Keats. Rather, it's a well-meant tribute with a few sparse moments of striking talent amidst a backdrop of immaturities. This is Tom Clark's Endymion. For instance, one of the poems in this collection is entitled "Who is La Belle Dame and Why Am I Going on Like This Anyway?" As a mediocre poet at best, I could come up with something a bit less obvious. In addition, Clark calls one of the section [...]

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    2. While the collection is an impressive display of Clark's ability to master many poetic voices, it is in the final section, a twelve-part deathbed (or after-death) reverie titled 'Echo and Variation,' that the book truly moves beyond loving tribute and technical display to a lovely and sad look back by Keats at his life, lifting the book to a high level.––Publishers WeeklyThis superb book raises the possibility, unsettling for academic critics, that poems may make the best criticism.––Stu [...]

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