Frank Bidart

Winner, 2017 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2005 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2008 National Book Awards
Finalist, National Book Awards 1997
Finalist, 2013 National Book Awards

Frank Bidart is the author of Metaphysical DogWatching the Spring FestivalStar DustDesire, and In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965-90. He has won many prizes, including the Wallace Stevens Award, the 2007 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
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Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2016

Half-light: Collected Poems 1965–2016 by Frank Bidart, book cover
ISBN 9780374125950 Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers

Over the past half-century, Bidart has done nothing less than invent a poetics commensurate with the chaos and hunger of our experience. More about this book >

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Star Dust: Poems

Star Dust by Frank Bidart book cover
ISBN 9780374530334 Farrar, Straus & Giroux

Star Dust shows that the forms of his originality continue to deepen and change as he constantly renews his contract with the idea of truth. More about this book >

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Watching the Spring Festival

Watching the Spring Festival book cover, by Frank Bidart
ISBN 9780374286033 Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Desire

desire by frank bidart book cover
ISBN 9780374138240 Farrar, Straus & Giroux
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Metaphysical Dog

Metaphysical Dog by Frank Bidart book cover
ISBN 9780374173616 Farrar, Straus and Giroux

This “ancient work” reflects what the poet sees as fundamental in human feeling, what psychologists and mystics have called the “hunger for the Absolute”—a hunger as fundamental as any physical hunger. This hunger must confront the elusiveness of the Absolute, our self-deluding, failed glimpses of it. The third section of the book is titled “History is a series of failed revelations.” More about this book >

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Frank Bidart

Frank Bidart is the author of Metaphysical DogWatching the Spring FestivalStar DustDesire, and In the Western Night: Collected Poems 1965-90. He has won many prizes, including the Wallace Stevens Award, the 2007 Bollingen Prize for American Poetry, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. He teaches at Wellesley College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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