I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets

By Tom Sexton

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This all-new collection by former Alaska poet laureate smoothly blends his life in Maine, his years in Alaska, and his love of Chinese poetry—which has been a key influence on his work—into a lyrical fantasy that will enchant lovers of verse. These tightly rhythmic, compact eight-line poems demonstrate a rare deftness with—and an even more uncommon ear for—language, revealing poetic form to be neither a puzzle nor an accomplishment in itself, but a compositional tool and a spur to creativity.


"I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets is a collection of poetry from Tom Sexton as he ties in the traditional Chinese poetry into his own reflections on Alaska. A thoughtful blend, I Think Again of Those Ancient Chinese Poets is a strongly recommended read, not to be missed."—Wisconsin Bookwatch, April 2011

"He's an atavistic avatar of how to look hard yet write simply."—The New York Times

Tom Sexton was poet laureate of Alaska from 1995 to 2000. He is the author of eight books of poetry. His latest, A Clock with No Hands, is a collection of poems about his childhood in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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  • Paperback Price: $14.95
  • Paperback ISBN: 978-1-60223-119-1
  • Ebook Price: $14.95
  • EISBN: 978-1-60223-120-7
  • Publication Month: February
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Pages: 72
  • Discount Type: Trade
  • Author: By Tom Sexton
  • ECommerce Code: 9781602231191

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