I Have a Name

I Have a Name Winner of the William Carlos Williams Award The wondrous subtlety of David Ignatow s art is brought to bear on the timeless themes of love and death Intimate remembrances evince a rich life Hebre

  • Title: I Have a Name
  • Author: David Ignatow
  • ISBN: 9780819522405
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Paperback
  • Winner of the William Carlos Williams Award 1997 The wondrous subtlety of David Ignatow s art is brought to bear on the timeless themes of love and death Intimate remembrances evince a rich life Hebrew lessons, war, first love, friendships with Stanley Kunitz and others, his wife s death One poem comments on another, often with wit and irony no statement is ever finalWinner of the William Carlos Williams Award 1997 The wondrous subtlety of David Ignatow s art is brought to bear on the timeless themes of love and death Intimate remembrances evince a rich life Hebrew lessons, war, first love, friendships with Stanley Kunitz and others, his wife s death One poem comments on another, often with wit and irony no statement is ever final In this way, Ignatow shows that we exist most fully in the fluidity of our perceptions and in our inability to attain a single state of mind or definition of things I Have A Name is a vital engagement with life and an unflinching stare at death, concluding that love transcendent is a reality, embracing all, the living and the dead.

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    1. David Ignatow

      David Ignatow was an American poet He was born in Brooklyn on February 7, 1914, and spent most of his life in the New York City area He died on November 17, 1997, at his home in East Hampton, New York His papers are held at University of California, San Diego.Early in his career he worked in a butcher shop He also helped out in a bindery in Brooklyn, New York, which he later owned and managed During the Great Depression in the 1930s, he sought employment with the Works Progress Administration WPA as a journalist His father helped him with the funding to produce his first book, Poems, in 1948 Although the volume was well received, he had to continue working various jobs and find time in between to pursue writing These jobs included work as a messenger, hospital admitting clerk, vegetable market night clerk, and paper salesman After committing wholly to poetry, Ignatow worked as an editor of American Poetry Review, Analytic, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Chelsea Magazine, and as poetry editor of The Nation.He taught at the New School for Social Research, the University of Kentucky, the University of Kansas, Vassar College, York College, City University of New York, New York University, and Columbia University He was president of the Poetry Society of America from 1980 to 1984 and poet in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association in 1987.Ignatow s many honors include a Bollingen Prize, two Guggenheim fellowships, the John Steinbeck Award, and a National Institute of Arts and Letters award for a lifetime of creative effort He received the Shelley Memorial Award 1966 , the Frost Medal 1992 , and the William Carlos Williams Award 1997 of the Poetry Society of America.David Ignatow is remembered as a poet who wrote popular verse about the common man and the issues encountered in daily life In all, he wrote or edited than twenty five books Direct statement and clarity were two of Ignatow s primary objectives in crafting a poem Fidelity to the details and issues of daily life in Ignatow s poetry won him a reputation for being the most autobiographical of writers Ignatow once told Contemporary Authors My avocation is to stay alive my vocation is to write about it my motivation embraces both intentions, and my viewpoint is gained from a study and activity in both ambitions.

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