Thom Gunn

Thom Gunn
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Thom Gunn (1929–2004) was born in England but lived in San Francisco for most of his life. He was the author of two volumes of essays in addition to his volumes of poetry.


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Poet August Kleinzahler reads Thom Gunn's poem "Moly"

"Listen to this poetry reading to hear poet August Kleinzahler read Thom Gunn's poem ""Moly,"" from his poetry collection The Man with Night Sweats, a haunting depiction of a world ravaged by illness. Learn more about the book The Man with Night Sweats at http://us.macmillan.com/themanwithnightsweats/ThomGunn Read more about poet Thom Gunn at http://us.macmillan.com/author/thomgunn Read about poet August Kleinzahler at http://us.macmillan.com/author/augustkleinzahler"

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Thom Gunn reads his poems "Jamesian" and "The Home"

"Listen to this poetry reading to hear the poet Thom Gunn read his poems ""Jamesian"" and ""The Home."" Gunn (1929–2004) wrote poems about nature, friendship, literature, love, and death, set against the ever-changing backdrop of San Francisco—the druggy, politically charged sixties and the plague years of AIDS in the eighties. Learn more about the poet Thom Gunn and find his poetry collections at http://us.macmillan.com/author/thomgunn"

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Selected Poems

Thom Gunn; Edited by August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

Thom Gunn was an Elizabethan poet in modern guise, though there’s nothing archaic, quaint, or sepia-toned about his poetry. His method was dispassionate and...


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The Man with Night Sweats

Thom Gunn; Introduction by August Kleinzahler
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The Man with Night Sweats is a haunting depiction of a world ravaged by illness that is part elegy for those who have been lost and part evocation of the...


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Boss Cupid

Thom Gunn
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

A great poet's freshest, most provocative book. He dreams at the center of a closed system, Like the prison system, or a system of love, Where folktale,...


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Collected Poems

Thom Gunn
Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperbacks

This collection covers the span of Thom Gunn's remarkable poetic career over almost forty years. Gunn has made a speciality of playing style against subject as...


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