Who is A. R. Ammons

Archie Randolph Ammons (February 18, 1926 – February 25, 2001) was an American poet who won the annual National Book Award for Poetry in 1973 and 1993.

Contents Poetic themes Ammons wrote about humanity's relationship to nature in alternately comic and solemn tones. His poetry often addresses religious and philosophical matters and scenes involving nature, almost in a Transcendental fashion. According to reviewer Daniel Hoffman, his work "is founded on an implied Emersonian division of experience into Nature and the Soul," adding that it "sometimes consciously echo[es] famili...
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A. R. Ammons Poems

  • Hymn
    I know if I find you I will have to leave the earth and go on out
    over the sea marshes and the brant in bays
    and over the hills of tall hickory
    and over the crater lakes and canyons ...
  • Greeting Verses
    What do I find right at the center of my interpersonal
    relationships: a slightly dispersed but indisputably
    tinctured core of brutality: go to the hospital
  • Viable
    Motion's the dead giveaway,
    eye catcher, the revealing risk:
    the caterpillar sulls on the hot macadam
  • Elegy For A Jet Pilot
    The blast skims
    over the string
    of takeoff lights
    and ...
  • Identity

    An individual spider web
    identifies a species: ...
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Wind 8 High 8 Green 5 Away 5 World 5 Place 5 Time 5 Dark 4 Reality 4 Sun 4

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