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Collected here are the complete love poems of May Swenson -- poems full of kindness, of sensuousness, of gentle affection, of love satisfied. As Maxine Kumin writes in her foreword to this collection, "the majority of Swenson's love poems are human you-and-I poems, exquisitely tender and understated." Culled from Swenson's published poetry as well as from her unpublished mCollected here are the complete love poems of May Swenson -- poems full of kindness, of sensuousness, of gentle affection, of love satisfied. As Maxine Kumin writes in her foreword to this collection, "the majority of Swenson's love poems are human you-and-I poems, exquisitely tender and understated." Culled from Swenson's published poetry as well as from her unpublished manuscripts, the poems in this collection provide an intimate glimpse of one of the most beloved American poets of the twentieth century, "a poet of dazzling gifts" (Joyce Carol Oates)....

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ISBN : 9780618340842
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 Pages
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The Complete Love Poems Reviews

  • christopher leibow
    2018-12-27 23:05

    Swenson is a woman in full command of her images. I was impressed with how was able to use her images almost like montages to express her emotions. In her poem “Fireflies” she uses the image of light with great precision. I appreciate they ways she also takes the particular and expands it to the universal. She starts with the “love winks” of the firefly and extends it to, ‘the planetarium of the mind.” In her more successful poems there is a definite viscerality, which I feel is required for a poem be an effective love poem. In the poem, The Mortal Surge we sense such a viscerality. “We are eager/We pant / we whine like whips cutting the air.” These are visceral images and allow us to share the experience with the poet

  • Dinah
    2018-12-29 03:28

    Having read only Little Lion Face and a couple of concrete poems before, I was all set to find May Swenson sentimental, or dated, or fraught with the "love that dare not speak its name" angst that now feels so very dramatic (although of course she'd be more than entitled to it, given all the givens of her life and moment). Anyhow, I was pleasantly surprised to find such subtle humor, meter and rhyme that still feel productive today, and of course the charming lover-as-animal-or-animate-vegetable poems for which I am always and forever a sucker. I look forward to reading more May Swenson in the future.