The Freedom of History

Poetry

The Freedom of History

Poems
Winner of the Minnesota Book Award
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The Freedom of History is an exploration of histories, personal and public, from a writer whose “poems are an artful amalgam of humor and fierce attention” (New York Times).

Jim Moore says of this collection of poems: “It is the rub of history—personal and public, against the feeling of freedom and uniqueness that we experience as individuals—that inspires me to write. . . . I am interested in the times when personal and political history liberate, and the times when they oppress. But I am also drawn to the times when history, for brief intense periods, seems to disappear altogether, and we inhabit a more meditative and solitary world which gives us a very different perspective on our lives and on that world.”

ISBN:
978-0-915943-32-6
Publish Date: 
03/18/1988
Pages: 
104
Size: 
6 × 9 × 0.31 in
Weight: 
6.5 oz
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