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  • Author:
    Stephen Dunn
  • ISBN:
    039333855X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0393338553
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    W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (July 5, 2010)
  • Pages:
    192 pages
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    Poetry
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Stephen Dunn's "What Goes Around" delves heavily into the latter, allowing the reader to experience ordinary life in new, glittering way. After spending some time with this book, I was left seeing my world with fresh eyes, seeing poetry in everything, as Mr. Dunn seemingly does. This is a poet working at his full potential: confident but intimidating, cleanly lean but not boringly sparse, experimental but not alienating.

What Goes On: New and Selected Poems: 1995-2009. Dunn's books of poetry inclu Stephen Dunn was born in New York City in 1939. in history and English from Hofstra University, attended the New School Writing Workshops, and finished his . 0393067750 (ISBN13: 9780393067750). in creative writing at Syracuse University.

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Poet Stephen Dunn was born in 1939 in New York City. What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009, Norton, 2009. Here and Now, Norton, 2011. The first of his family to go to college, Dunn attended Hofstra University on a basketball scholarship and later worked in advertising. In an interview with Poets and Writers, Dunn discussed the leap from being an ad-man to poet: My first job out of college was writing in-house brochures for Nabisco in New York, and I kept getting promoted. Line of Defense, Norton, 2014. Keeper of Limits, Sarabande (Louisville, KY), 2015.

If you want NextDay, we can save the other items for later. Yes-Save my other items for later. What Goes On displays the evolving style and sensibility of a major award-winning poet, and a traceable growth that has blossomed into a provocative confrontation with questions of consciousness and existence. Stephen Dunn’s poems probe life’s big questions without ever losing sight of the significance of the mundane. What Goes On: Selected and New Poems 1995-2009 - eBook.

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What Goes On. by Stephen Dunn. Dunn is a very philosophical poet. Bu. very thought in Dunn’s work emerges as a direct response to experience. Hence, his ruminations, which tend to undermine our daily assumptions and comfortable moral values, feel as though they have emerged from life rather than from scholarship.

Browse through Stephen Dunn's poems and quotes. 25 poems of Stephen Dunn. Some music was playing on its own. Nothing like a woman who knows to kiss the right thing at the right time, then kisses the things she's missed. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee. Stephen Dunn (born 1939) is an American poet. Dunn has written fifteen collections of poetry. How had I ever settled for less?

Stephen Dunn’s poems probe life’s big questions without ever losing sight of the significance of the mundane. Mor. 92 pages, paperback ISBN: 978-0-393-33855-3 July 2010 Cover design by Chin-Yee Lai ww. wnorton. 92 pages, paperback.

Brilliant new poems and an expansive gathering from six collections by a Pulitzer Prize winner celebrated as “indispensable.”

What Goes On displays the evolving style and sensibility of a major award-winning poet, and a traceable growth that has blossomed into a provocative confrontation with questions of consciousness and existence. Stephen Dunn’s poems probe life’s big questions without ever losing sight of the significance of the mundane.

kolos
I wrote this when I was not quite finished with the book. Enough said.
Trampled by good Ideas

Dear Stephen:

I can only hang onto the torn threads
of your dirty bathrobe.
Then I must dust the floor
with my body. At least the floor shines.

Maybe someone will dance on the floor later,
or play basketball,
depending on the location
of this fantasy tryst I'm dreaming up.

I've given up dreams
of joining the NBA of poetry long ago
but if I'm lucky I may catch a glimpse
of your face from the floor, Who knows.

Maybe talent rubs off from obeisance
or from inhaling the cells of your skin.
Nah. Enough lying around eating humble pie.
I need to finish your book.
Kulwes
I love Stephen Dunne. Has the ability to touch the heart of the matter.
Nuadazius
Excellent.
Dorintrius
For the second time I am reading 2 or 3 poems a day. He knocks me out with one but I am greedy and read on hoping I don't lose the joy of the first one.
Pringles
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POFOD
This fellow Dunn is a truly wonderful American poet... I've read the book twice in the last few days and am amazed at finding such a poet...certainly knows humnan nature and gettng into its psyche hope he sells tons of books for he gives good for the price of this volume...enough said!
Xmatarryto
Some poets are able to capture an extraordinary moment in their poetry, illuminating for the reader something completely unparalleled, something which makes the reader sit up and go, "Whoa, I wish I could have experienced that."

But other poets are able to see the extraordinary in the ordinary. They are able to reflect on something common (the burial of a family pet, a wife's arrival home, the endless cycle of tabloid news) and show each beautiful angle, each hidden emotion -- both comic and tragic.

Stephen Dunn's "What Goes Around" delves heavily into the latter, allowing the reader to experience ordinary life in new, glittering way. After spending some time with this book, I was left seeing my world with fresh eyes, seeing poetry in everything, as Mr. Dunn seemingly does.

This is a poet working at his full potential: confident but intimidating, cleanly lean but not boringly sparse, experimental but not alienating. It's a wonderful, fulfilling collection for any Dunn fan, and a wonderful introduction to his work for those not already smitten by Dunn and his transcending verse.
When a poet can make me feel uncomfortable and intrigued while reading a poem in the intimacy of my bed I know I have come across something that deserves praise. Stephen Dunn manages to take the most trivial of experiences and dig them into your flesh where they bury seeds of inquiry and reflection. Dunn makes the reader look back on his/her seemingly mundane life experiences and reevaluate the effect it has had in their life. Not many poets have the power to use simple words as a medium of such powerful expression.

Dunn's writing is not complicated in its words, allusions, or symbolism. The simplicity these poems are dressed in makes the message and feeling of them raw and exposing. Since the poems are stripped of heavy abstractness, the reader has no choice but to fully be overtaken by the bluntness of the subject matter talked about in each poem. In "Talk to God" Dunn writes about how humanity should thank God for all he has given, and he addresses that we commit sins because of the knowledge that was granted to us by God. It can be interpreted that the reason we are sinners is because God made us that way. Dunn wants the reader to question "if when he gave us desire,/ he underestimated its power." Dunn also wants the reader to be "sincere" when thanking God for the small beauties that live around us. The reader is pulled in two directions by this poem. God gave us beauty, but he also gave us sin, and we should be thankful for both.

The poems have nothing to hide, nothing to be looked into, only to be felt and thought about. While reading these poems I felt violated, in a good way of course. Dunn addresses love, infidelity, religion, sexual experiences and occasions as mundane as calling a friend, all of which have a sinister and/or erotic sense looming in the background. The poems contain a raunchy, unapologetic demeanor that caused me to tilt my head, widen my eyes, and jerk back a bit while reading them. The collection contains work from Dunn's previous collection as well as a collection of new work. The timelessness of his subject matter has allowed his poetry to still be as gut stirring in his previous collections as it is now and this collection of work encompasses a wide variety of work from his previous collections as well as his new work.