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For the Sake of the Light: New and Selected Poems
by Tom Sexton
University of Alaska Press, 2009
eISBN: 978-1-60223-115-3 | Paper: 978-1-60223-050-7
Library of Congress Classification PS3569.E88635F67 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK


This collection of new and selected poems by the former poet laureate of Alaska, Tom Sexton, opens a door on the essence of life in Alaska and Maine. Sexton divides his year between the two states, and he captures here the small but powerful sensual details of day-to-day life in these contrasting, yet similar, environs. His carefully crafted verse distills the birch and aspen, lynx and ptarmigan, and the snow on high peaks. Through his poems we thrill to experience encounters with the wild, the seasons, and the sublime landscape.


     His language is clear, without tricks or fancy moves, yet his directness is powerful, and the effects are human”—Paul Zimmer, Georgia Review




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