Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ursula Le Guin’s “Finding My Elegy”

Ursula Le Guin is something of a writing institution. It might be more correct to call her a writing monument – 23 novels, 11 books of poetry, two poetry translations (in two different languages), a National Book Award, five Hugo and five Nebula awards, the Kafka Award, a Pushcart Prize and an award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Now 82, Le Guin has produced a twelfth volume of poetry, Finding My Elegy: New and Selected Poems, gathering works from previous collections and adding a significant number of new poems. In fact, the volume is sufficient for two works of poetry, and one suspects that Le Guin has pulled together some of her favorite poems and included new ones as a kind of possible life or work summary.

To read the rest of the article, please see my post today at TweetspeakPoetry.

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