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Splendor (American Poets Continuum) [Paperback]

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Steve Kronen's poems explore the hardships that daily challenge the human heart. Some of the poems in Splendor focus on our inescapable vulnerability due to aging or accident. Splendor also includes love poems to the author's wife and daughter. Many of the poems are rhymed and metered and use formal elements such as sonnets, villanelles, a sestina, a Dantean canzone, nonce forms, and others.

Steve Kronen's first book, Empirical Evidence (1992), won the Contemporary Poetry Series Competition. Poems from Splendor have appeared in Poetry, The New Republic, The New Criterion, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Agni, The Georgia Review, and elsewhere.

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Pages   73
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.8" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2006
Publisher   BOA Editions Ltd.
ISBN  192991878X  
ISBN13  9781929918782  

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More About Steve Kronen

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Steve Kronen's (b. 1953) first book, Empirical Evidence (1992), won the Contemporary Poetry Series Competition. His collection, The World Before Them, was a finalist for the 1998 Di Castagnola Award from the PSA. His chapbook appeared in The Drunken Boat. Fellowships include the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Breadloaf, the Florida Arts Council, and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the PSA.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > General
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Inspirational & Religious
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Single Authors > United States
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > 20th Century
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > General

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Poems that move  Sep 10, 2006
I cannot honestly claim to recognize metered and formal elements; I can, however, recognize craft: words that fit well and allusions hidden and yet clear. Steve has produced a very satisfying piece of work. He is a careful wordsmith. And Splendor is his very enjoyable product.
A self-assured and engaging collection. Highly recommended.  Jun 26, 2006
Splendor is a very fine collection by contemporary poet Steve Kronen. Kronen's earlier collection, Empirical Evidence, now out of print I believe, was the work of a younger man; the poetic skills and command of language were much in evidence, but as good as it was, Splendor is better still. His refined and concise choice of words make manifest a poet who has attained maturity without angst or regret. The poems possess a contemplative passion and clarity of sight that, for me, exemplify the poetic (and artistic) impulse to communicate. Kronen's success in this book derives from his revealing of the personal without succumbing to the confessional.

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