A. R. Ammons
A. R. Ammons (View Bio)
Hardcover: The Library of America, 2006.
This new selection, edited by David Lehman, covers the whole range of Ammons's career and offers a superb introduction to the pleasures and surprises of his work. His uncanny ability to balance wide-ranging abstract speculation with meticulous observation of natural phenomena, in poetry that encompasses moods of tragic pathos, low comedy, and seemingly casual profundity marks him as one of the preeminent figures in our recent literature.