A Scattering of Salts
PoemsBook - 1995
In this, his first new book of poems in seven years, Merrill is at the top of his form. His unrivalled poetic use of the private life is brilliantly evident. The stuff of autobiography is transfigured becoming a medium for the profoundest truth, couched in a language that draws on both rueful wit and elegant slang. From Nine Lives, an Athenian fable, through Volcanic Holiday, with its euphoric helicopter ride, to Family Week at Oracle Ranch, set in a New Age rehab center, his vivid glimpses of the real world widen into surprising and meditative visions that touch us all.
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf, 1995
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: 811 Me
Description: viii, 96 pages ; 25 cm
From the critics