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Necessity: Poems (Paperback)

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"Sacks brings a uniquely compassionate heart and an enduring poetic genius to all that he has to say."—Robert Creeley

Peter Sacks traverses morally charged landscapes in poems reminiscent of Rilke and Celan. Through the lens of Peter Sacks's actual journey from a strife-torn South Africa to a haunted and spiritually frayed America, Necessity travels from remembered heights unblemished by time's weight, through deserts laden by the debris of our mad dreams—progress, conquest, salvation—to arrive at the waters of communal memory, values, and love.

About the Author

Peter Sacks is the author of six books of poetry. He teaches at Harvard University.

Praise For…

A masterful book.
— Los Angeles Times Book Review

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393325041
ISBN-10: 0393325040
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: December 17th, 2003
Pages: 102
Language: English