[06/22/2021] Forever by James Longenbach

[06/22/2021] Forever by James Longenbach

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W. W. Norton, hardcover

Publication Date: June 22, 2021

Publisher Marketing: Praised for a voice with "the crystalline, transformative, pure pitch of a lyric poet" (Ilya Kaminsky), James Longenbach explores a life lived with the knowledge of its end in his seventh collection. Forever begins and ends with love: its discovery in the first poem, "Two People," and its maintenance in the last, "Forever." In between, the collection explores the precariously imminent demise of all that we love--the finite lives of other people, the mortal beauty of Venice--all thrown into urgent relief by the poet's own cancer. The poems in Forever look back gratefully--excitedly--on a lifetime of self-making and self-shattering events.