Jan Seale: New and Selected Poems

Jan Seale New and Selected Poems For years Jan Seale s carefully crafted poetry has captivated audiences with its wit sharp diction and seamlessness This eighth volume of the Texas Poets Laureate series discovers the eternal in the

  • Title: Jan Seale: New and Selected Poems
  • Author: Jan Seale
  • ISBN: 9780875653983
  • Page: 296
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For years Jan Seale s carefully crafted poetry has captivated audiences with its wit, sharp diction, and seamlessness This eighth volume of the Texas Poets Laureate series discovers the eternal in the transient coupling the mythological with the present, the spiritual with the sensual, the joyful with the sorrowful This riveting collection of work, both new and old, celeFor years Jan Seale s carefully crafted poetry has captivated audiences with its wit, sharp diction, and seamlessness This eighth volume of the Texas Poets Laureate series discovers the eternal in the transient coupling the mythological with the present, the spiritual with the sensual, the joyful with the sorrowful This riveting collection of work, both new and old, celebrates her broad achievements as a poet Designated the 2012 Texas Poet Laureate, Seale reveres poetry as the most elegant and most historic of our verbal arts Seale s lifelong love of poetry she began writing at the age of six is apparent in this volume Her work has been described as whittled and sharp, witty and serious Her precise diction and visual imagery probe themes that range from spiritual faith to women, family, aging, and nature itself This collection of work is a testament to Seale s skill, craft, and dedication to the art of poetry.

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    1. For eight decades, Texas has selected a poet laureate each year to promote poetry across the state. After a five-year hiatus that began in 1996, a committee of the state legislature continued these appointments, drawing the attention of 21st-century Texans to the richness of our regional verse.The 49th person to be selected for this honor was McAllen native Jan Seale, whose incisive, heartfelt and often humorous verse led to her being appointed Texas Poet Laureate for 2012. TCU Press, as part of [...]

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