- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; New Ed edition (11 Feb. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0393324117
- ISBN-13: 978-0393324112
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 21.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1 customer review)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,578,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Garbage: A Poem Paperback – 11 Feb 2003
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About the Author
A. R. Ammons's (1926-2001) honors include the National Book Award (twice), the National Book Critics Circle Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, the Frost Medal, and the Bollingen Prize.
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The Ammons line is something totally unprecedented in poetry. Tentative, flippant, musical, supple and tough:
...Mike, the young
kid who does things for us, cut down the
thrift with his weedeater, those little white
flowers more like weedsize more than likely:
sometimes called cliff rose: also got the grass
out of the front ditch now too wet to mow, slashed:
the dispositional axis is not supreme (how tedious)
and not a fiction (how clever) but plain (greatness
flows through the lowly) and a fact (like as not)
Ultimately it is poets who decide which poet achieves greatness and which poet is forgotten. I believe Ammons will influence the coming generation of poets more than anyone else will, and Garbage is sure to play a starring role in this influence.