All Of Us: The Collected Poems
Raymond Carver, who became a master-storyteller of his generation and was hailed in Europe as 'the American Chekhov', wrote of himself: "I began as a poet. My first publication was a poem. So I suppose on my tombstone I'd be very pleased if they put 'Poet and short-story writer - and occasional essayist', in that order."
This complete edition allows readers to experience the range and overwhelming power of Carver's poetry for the first time. It brings together in the order of their American publication the poems of Fires (1985), Where Water Comes Together with Other Water (1986), Ultramarine (1988), A New Path to the Waterfall (1989) and No Heroics, Please (1991).
For readers who know Carver's middle period only through his selected poems, In a Marine Light (1988), it includes the windfall of 51 poems not previously published in Britain. All of Us is edited by Professor William L. Stull of the University of Hartford, and introduced with an essay on Raymond Carver's methods of composition by his widow, the poet Tess Gallagher.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - LibraryThing
A delightful ensemble of poems. I was not even aware Carver wrote stories before reading this collection. They penetrate and cause one to consider and think- feel and appreciate. Overall, a very worthwhile collection for all interested in poetry. 4.5 stars! Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - ZaraD.Garcia-Alvarez - LibraryThing
Carver is a minimalist, where his words are neither flashy nor eloquent, but his poems, like his stories are succinct with feeling. He speaks of raw hardships with a gruff demeanour and tone, but ... Read full review