HOLDEN, JONATHAN, Glamour

 GLAMOUR: POEMS.$12.00 ISBN 978-0-9845912-9-9 Perfect bound paper72 pp. Glamour.Cv.smallest.Introduction by Denise Low. Cover art by Thomas Weso. 2010.  GLAMOUR is a long-awaited book by master poet and critic Jonathan Holden. Holden holds a conversation with his reader about mathematics, painting, photography, and the vicissitudes of love. He grieves his genius father and celebrates rich daily moments, as detailed as fractals. Holden is first Kansas poet Laureate and Distinguished Professor at Kansas State University. Holden has won numerous awards, including two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships. The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa chose Holden’s poetry collection THE SUBLIME for the Vassar Miller Prize. Holden has published 20 books of poetry, creative prose, and critical essays. His poetry appears in Paris Review, Harpers, Kenyon Review, and others. 

“Jonathan Holden is one of our most intelligent poets…. It is not always easy to be both brilliant and generous of spirit. It is our good fortune that Holden wears his learning lightly and with such unaffected grace and charm.”     Ted Kooser, former U.S. Poet Laureate

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