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Star Dust

Poems

Frank Bidart

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A National Book Award Finalist
 
In 2002, Frank Bidart published a sequence of poems, Music Like Dirt, the first chapbook ever to be a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. From the beginning, he had conceived this sequence as the opening movement in a larger structure—now, with Star Dust, finally complete.

In this profound and unforgettable new book, the dream beyond desire (which now seems to represent human destiny) is rooted in the drive to create, as the temporal being fights for its survival by struggling to make a life beyond itself. Bidart is a poet of passionate originality, and Star Dust shows that the forms of this originality continue to deepen and change with each new book.

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Praise for Star Dust

"Bidart is dazzled, confounded and compelled by words, and he wants us to feel the same way . . . [He] has a fastidious sense of poetic craft, but he has faith in primal energies too . . . What Bidart proposes, to balance the moral and aesthetic risks that he takes in Star Dust, is the largest possible conception of poetry's powers." --Langdon Hammer, The New York Times Book Review

"Key poems that speak directly to our age--a kind of post-millennium poetry of engagement . . . Marvelous." --Megan Harlan, San Francisco Chronicle

In the Press

Frank Bidart's NBCC Award Acceptance Speech | Work in Progress
Early in my life Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell gave me the great gift of their friendship.  The dilemma they faced at the beginning of their writing life is the same dilemma that every serious poet has faced since
- FSG's Work in Progress

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Frank Bidart

  • Frank Bidart's most recent full-length collections of poetry are Desire (FSG, 1997) and In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965-90 (FSG, 1990). He has won many prizes, including the Wallace Stevens Award. He teaches at Wellesley College.
  • Frank Bidart Emma Dodge Hanson
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Star Dust

Poems

Frank Bidart

National Book Awards Finalist, Triangle Awards - Nominee
  • Trade Paperback

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