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Frank Bidart

Frank Bidart
Emma Dodge Hanson

Frank Bidart’s recent full-length collections of poetry include Watching the Spring Festival (FSG, 2008), Star Dust (FSG, 2005), Desire (FSG, 1997), and In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965–90 (FSG, 1990). He has won many prizes, including the Wallace Stevens Award, the 2007 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry and, most recently, The 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for Metaphysical Dog. He teaches at Wellesley College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The collected works of one of contemporary poetry’s most original voices

Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body...

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Metaphysical Dog
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Metaphysical Dog

Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
Winner of the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry
A National Book Award Finalist


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Watching the Spring Festival
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Watching the Spring Festival

Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This is Frank Bidart's first book of lyrics—his first book not dominated by long poems. Narrative elaboration becomes speed and song. Less embattled than earlier work, less actively violent, these...

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Collected Poems
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Collected Poems

Robert Lowell; Edited by Frank Bidart and David Gewanter; Introduction by Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Frank Bidart and David Gewanter have compiled the definitive edition of Robert Lowell's work, from his first, impossible-to-find collection, Land of Unlikeness; to the early triumph of Lord...

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Star Dust
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Star Dust

Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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Desire
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Desire

Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry.

I hate and--love. The sleepless body hammering a nail nails itself, hanging crucified.--from "Catullus: Excrucior" In Frank...

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In the Western Night
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In the Western Night

Frank Bidart
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

In the Western Night brings together in one volume all of the poems to date, including many previously unpublished poems, of one of the most exciting and gifted poets writing today.

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