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by Vijay Seshadri

ISBN: 1555974007
ISBN13: 978-1555974008
Language: English
Publisher: Graywolf Press; 1st edition (May 1, 2004)
Pages: 72
Category: Poetry
Subategory: Literature

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Vijay Seshadri's The Long Meadow is to be enjoyed and admired on many levels: the poems manage to tap into a. .

Vijay Seshadri's The Long Meadow is to be enjoyed and admired on many levels: the poems manage to tap into a universal that can be held only in the finely specific; there is a sense of timelessness joined to a burning present; and a highly developed sense of irony which often acts as a kind of veiled entrance into the deeply sensitive. Sometimes, it is only after reading Vijay Seshadri's poems a couple of times that the form becomes apparent, so subtle and fine is his ear. And after the form emerges, the meaning only deepens.

Near the end of one of the old poems, the son of righteousness, the source of virtue and civility, on whose back the kingdom is carried as on the back of the tortoise the earth is carried, passes into the next world. The wood is dark, and on the other side of the wood the sea is shallow, warm, endless.

Vijay Seshadri's The Long Meadow is to be enjoyed and admired on many levels: the poems manage to tap into a universal that can be held only in the finely specific; there is a sense of timelessness joined to a burning present; and a highly developed sense of irony which often acts as a kind o.

Vijay Seshadri - 1954-. Near the end of one of the old poems, the son of righteousness, the source of virtue and civility, on whose back the kingdom is carried as on the back of the tortoise the earth is carried, passes into the next world.

The Long Meadow book. In The Long Meadow, Seshadri presents a brilliant array of formally inventive and emotionally powerful new poems in which the poet's wit and vivacity are poised against the alarming complexities of human experience.

Poet, essayist, and critic Vijay Seshadri was born in India and came to the United States at the age of five. He earned a BA from Oberlin College and an MFA from Columbia University. Seshadri is the author of Wild Kingdom (1996); The Long Meadow (2003), which won the James Laughlin Award; and 3 Sections (2013), which won the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. The Pulitzer committee described the book as a compelling collection of poems that examine human consciousness, from birth to dementia, in a voice that is by turns witty and grave, compassionate and remorseless.

Vijay Seshadri (6 May 2014). The Long Meadow Graywolf Press: Minnesota, 2004, ISBN 1555974007. ISBN 978-1-55597-345-2. New and Selected Poems by Harper Collins India. Includes 'Wild Kingdom', 'The Long Meadow', 'The Disappearances'. Six of these poems were also published in the New Yorker including "The Disappearances," "North of Manhattan," and "The Long Meadow". Wild Kingdom Graywolf Press: Minnesota, 1996, ISBN 9781555972363.

Vijay Seshadri was born in Bangalore, India, in 1954 and came to America at the age of five. His collections of poems include James Laughlin Award winner The Long Meadow (Graywolf Press, 2004) and Wild Kingdom (1996). He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where his father taught chemistry at Ohio State University, and has lived in many parts of the country, including the Pacific Northwest, where he spent five years working in the fishing and logging industries, and New York's Upper West Side, where he was a sometime graduate student in Columbia's P. program in Middle Eastern.

3 Sections: Poems, Seshadri Vijay . Варианты приобретения.

The extraordinary second collection by Vijay Seshadri, winner of the 2003 James Laughlin award of The Academy of American Poets

We hold it against you that you survived.People better than you are dead,but you still punch the clock.Your body has wizened but has not bled-from "Survivor"

Vijay Seshadri's first collection of poems, Wild Kingdom, was celebrated as one of the most exciting debuts in years. In The Long Meadow, Seshadri presents a brilliant array of formally inventive and emotionally powerful new poems in which the poet's wit and vivacity are poised against the alarming complexities of human experience. Through disparate forms and strategies, from the long narrative and the brief rhyming lyric to the prose meditation, The Long Meadow looks into and through our troubled world with a poetic sensibility that transforms history into metaphysics and disaster into possibility. Here is the voice of one of contemporary poetry's new masters.

Comments:
Tuliancel
I was very disappointed in this volume of poetry. It did not come up to my level of understanding. I was surprised that this poet has been awarded kudos for his work.

Shakagul
I was delighted by this book! And it seems clear to me that Seshadri delighted in writing it. His range and sense of play -- his capacity for wit and irony on the one-hand (particularly in the longer, fairytale inspired poems), and exquisite tenderness on the other (in the shorter lyrics) -- kept me fully engaged the whole way through. Especially rewarding were the poems where Seshadri dared to write out of more personal material-- about his son, fatherhood, married love. In these, he delivers a one-two punch, bringing to bear his unfailing attention to craft and a willingness to explore emotional territory that is at once grounded in the daily and rife with mythic overtones. I go back again and again to these poems. Here is a poet who has reached a magnificent stride, and we are all the beneficiaries.

Celen
Vijay Seshadri's The Long Meadow is to be enjoyed and admired on many levels: the poems manage to tap into a universal that can be held only in the finely specific; there is a sense of timelessness joined to a burning present; and a highly developed sense of irony which often acts as a kind of veiled entrance into the deeply sensitive. Sometimes, it is only after reading Vijay Seshadri's poems a couple of times that the form becomes apparent, so subtle and fine is his ear. And after the form emerges, the meaning only deepens. When I think of the relationship between form and meaning, a beautiful poem of his called "Anima" comes to mind, in which he imagines his lost "other", and himself as "her quizzical, her other,/ her bitter, prodigal, absconded half./ Where, just where, am I that I can never come back?". In Vijay Seshadri's poems, form and meaning act, in a way, as though they were two such entities that he often, it feels, quite miraculously unites. I think of the rather heartbreaking poem, "Aphasia", which also appeared in a recent New Yorker. The form so subtly mirrors the disease: the rhymed couplets are contained by the unrhymed first and last lines of the stanzas, as though the brain were losing its order from the outside in, or, that the order could no longer be released from the already disintegrating surface where brain meets outer world, human being communicates with human being.
Aphasia
His signs flick off.
His names of birds
and his beautiful words -
eleemosynary, fir, cinerarium, reckless -
skip like pearls from a snapped necklace
scattering over linoleum.
His thinking won't
venture out of his mouth.
His grammar heads south.
Pathetic his subjunctives; just as pathetic
his mangling the emphatic enclitic
he was once the master of.
Still, all in all, he has
his inner weather of pure meaning,
though the wind is keening
through his Alps and his clouds hang low
and the forecast is "Rain mixed with snow,
heavy at times."
There is too, the stunning love poem, "The Painted Things": "One hour isn't enough for the bangle on your wrist,/ one day for your jewel-encrusted breastplate./ One night dies/ expecting your velvet garter. ... because I have eyes slow enough for you,/ I have eyes to wait for you".
There is a Whitmanesque embracing of humankind in many of the poems. I note only "A Fable". There is a story about a boy, the boy's future wife, the boy's father, and a donkey. The poem talks about all humans having come from this one boy; in essence, that we all "though diverse and ignorant / of one another, though pressed like grapes / through the bewildering human genotypes" have something in common. There are too the father and son writings, both with poet as son and poet as father, which have both a powerful specificity and a deeply moving universality and humanity. And of course, "The Disappearances", the poem which so many found healing to read in the New Yorker just after the tragedy of 9/11.

Conjuril
Reading a recent poem in the New Yorker by Vijay Seshadri, Thought Problem, I picked up The Long Meadow with long expectations. Unfortunately, this collection of poems has little punch. Seshadri does nothing new with language; the words he uses, the choice of language, the pacing, has little sense of drama or urgency. The topics he explores do not break new thematic ground. All and all, this collection is flat and uninspiring. A disappointing effort, this book leaves the reader wondering why this should be read; and why this was published at all.

Fani
This is a beautifully imagined and fabulously varried collection. The poet has an unflinching but refreshingly patient gaze, never rushing his poems to the unearned revelations and sensational turns that dominate so much of our contemporary verse.

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