By A. R. Ammons

Set in Motion collects for the 1st time the prose writings of A. R. Ammons, certainly one of our most vital and enduring modern poets. Hailed as an immense strength in American poetry through such redoubtable critics as Harold Bloom and Helen Vendler, Ammons has mirrored upon the impacts of luminaries like Emerson, Thoreau, Whitman, Frost, Stevens, and Williams whereas making a compelling type and an inventive imaginative and prescient uniquely his own.
Set in movement includes essays, reports, and interviews in addition to a variety of Ammons's poems, with observation from the writer approximately their proposal and results. he's taking up the questions which were important to American poetry during the last 40 years and connects them to the bigger company of dwelling in a tough, altering global. At a second while the humanities are below assault, Ammons reminds us of the the most important position poetry performs in educating us to acknowledge and use resources of realizing which are irreducible to statement.
A. R. Ammons is the writer of Sphere, A Coast of timber, and Garbage and was once lately the editor of The top American Poetry 1994. His awards comprise the MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships, the Bollingen Prize, nationwide booklet Awards, and prizes from the yank Academy of Arts and Letters and the nationwide ebook Critics Circle. he's Goldwin Smith Professor of Poetry, Cornell University.

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