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Poetry
  • Author:
    Paul Zimmer
  • ISBN:
    081664019X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0816640195
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  • Publisher:
    Univ Of Minnesota Press; First edition edition (April 18, 2002)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Poetry
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  • Rating:
    4.8
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1 online resource (xxvii, 229 pages).

1 online resource (xxvii, 229 pages). After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmers journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic tests in the Nevada desert, to his many years as a writer and publisher, and the rural tranquility of his present life. Zimmer juxtaposes timeless rustic subjects with flashbacks to key moments: his first and only boxing match, his return to the France of his ancestors, his painful departure from the publishing world after forty years.

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After the fire: a writer finds his place. University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-0-8166-4019-5. It is not often that a new and selected documents the progressions, departures, and returns of a writer’s consciousness as lucidly and profoundly as Paul Zimmer’s Crossing to Sunlight Revisited (the long-awaited sequel to 1996’s Crossing to Sunlight: Selected Poems)

After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmer’s journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic . After the Fire: A Writer Finds His Place.

After the Fire is the story of the poet Paul Zimmer’s journey from his boyhood in Canton, Ohio, and his days as a soldier during atomic tests in the Nevada dese. Published by: University of Minnesota Press.

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Paul Zimmer has written a number of other works, including critical essays and personal memoirs, such as The Importance of Being Zimmer in American Poets in 1976 (1976), In the .

Paul Zimmer has written a number of other works, including critical essays and personal memoirs, such as The Importance of Being Zimmer in American Poets in 1976 (1976), In the Palm of My Hand in The Atlanta Journal and Constitution Magazine (1980), After the Fire: A Writer Finds His Place (2002), and Trains in the Distance (2004). The Words of the Tribe.

The poet describes how he found his interior landscape on his farm in the hills of Wisconsin and shares his insights into the course of his life, from his Canton, Ohio, youth, to his years as a soldier, to his careers as a writer and publisher, using humor and a meditative spirit.

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I had a day off from work on a cold day, so I poured myself a cup of coffee, grabbed a cookie, and sat down with this book under my arm. I'd planned on reading a few chapters before heading down to the basement to do something creative. I ended up reading the whole thing and when I closed it, there was a cup of cold coffee and a half-eaten cookie sitting on the table. I chose the title of this review because reading this made me homesick. I don't usually use the word "wonderful" to describe a book, but this collection of essays brings that word to mind.
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AFTER THE FIRE is a collection of essays that are compiled by a gifted writer. "The Blind World" is one essay worth the price of the book. Mr. Zimmer was a "guinea-pig" GI during the Atomic Bomb tests in Nevada,in the mid-1950's. He writes that when he covered his eyes with his hands, his hands became an x-ray because his company was so close to the fiery blast of the bomb. That one chapter would make one great movie.
But Mr. Zimmer also writes with insight and passion about his many loves, including his wife Suzanne, and his first-hand experiences with great jazz musicians, including Lester Young, Art Tatum, Thelonius Monk and Sarah Vaughn. Zimmer writes, "They even stuffed whole bands--Basie, Kenton, Herman--onto those small stages." That essay, "Young Jazz" is one of the best pieces written about American music this side of Down Beat.
We also learn that Paul Zimmer has had a long literary career as editor and director of several publishing houses, where he introduced numerous writers, including Gary Gildner, Richard Shelton, Gary Soto, Norman Dubie, Jack Anderson,and Bin Ramke, to the literary world.
This is a finely honed, remarkably insightful and humane collection of essays. I thought I would read one essay, put the book aside and savor it, but found myself reading the entire book in one sitting.