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One Way to Reconstruct the Scene (Yale Series of Younger Poets) 1 edition

Cover of: One Way to Reconstruct the Scene (Yale Series of Younger Poets) by William Virgil Davis

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Richard Hugo has selected William Virgil Davis's One Way to Reconstruct the Scene as the 1979 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. In his foreword to the volume Hugo says:

"William Virgil Davis is a poet who, when he writes, contends with a loving self who wants to render the world as found. His battle is the classic one, the memory versus the imagination. . . . 'Memory is the first property of loss,' Davis tells us, and that may be true. At least it is worth considering. Certainly a scene, no matter how initially unattractive, reconstructed lovingly in active language posing as passive recall is a true property of gain. Davis believes in and works to create a world we can humanely attend the second time around, and his poems often provide that second chance."

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One Way to Reconstruct the Scene (Yale Series of Younger Poets)
William Virgil Davis : foreword by Richard Hugo.

Published 1980 by Yale University Press in New Haven, CT .
Written in English.

Edition Notes

Yale series of younger poets ;


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PS3554.A9383 O5

The Physical Object

xiii, 62 p. ;
Number of pages


  • Foreword
    Richard Hugo

ID Numbers

Open Library
Internet Archive
0300025025, 0300025033
LC Control Number
Library Thing
3289582 1532497

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