By Larry Levis,David St. John
The empty bar that somebody was once purported to swing to him
Did now not arrive, & so his outstretched flesh itself became
A darkening trapeze. the 2 different acrobats have been thieves.
--from "Elegy with a Darkening Trapeze within It"
The Darkening Trapeze collects the final poems by way of Larry Levis, written in the course of the impressive blaze of his ultimate years whilst his poetry elevated into the formidable operatic masterpieces he's recognized for. Edited and with an afterword by means of David St. John and released 20 years after Levis's dying, this assortment includes significant unpublished works, together with ultimate elegies, short lyrics, and a coda believed to be the final poem Levis wrote, a heart-wrenching poem approximately his son. The Darkening Trapeze is an surprising assortment by means of a poet many deliberate to be one of the maximum of late-twentieth-century American poetry.
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The Darkening Trapeze: Last Poems by Larry Levis,David St. John