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COLLECTED POEMS OF DAISY ALDAN

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ISBN: 0-9652364-7-1
496 pages. Hardcover with Dust Jacket.
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"Daisy Aldan’s poems . . . transmute ordinary life into a heightened experience by a demonstration of its multiple dimensions and meaningfulness." -- Anais Nin

. . . her poems evoke an interior landscape of dream and reverie, from which she "wakes to the miraculous." -- Stanley Kunitz, Poet Laureate of the United States of America, 2000-2001

. . . restlessly on the move, yet world estranged . . . Her voice and vision are poignantly singular." -- Poetry Society of America

Few collections of poetry explore an artist’s search for the sublime as does Collected Poems of Daisy Aldan. Gleaned from more than a dozen highly acclaimed poetry books, this compilation is the record of a lifetime of spiritual exploration, struggle, despair, and triumph. Daisy Aldan’s poetry covers nearly every aspect of human life and the supreme forces that govern it—she saw poetry as an integral part of humankind’s universal quest for spiritual interconnected-ness. The poems, innovative and daring, drawing on symbolism, eurhythmy, and experimentation, are powerful and passionate panels in a mosaic of ingenious artistic expression of the evolution of the soul.

ABOUT DAISY ALDAN

Daisy Aldan (1918-2001), a lifelong New Yorker, showed signs of artistic genius at a very young age and early on launched a career in poetry that would span seven decades. As a young woman living in a world hostile to female artists, she created her own publishing company, Tiber Press, which later became Folder Editions. She not only published her own work, but that of struggling poets such as Allen Ginsberg, Kenneth Rexroth, and Jack Kerouac, as well as the paintings of Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollack, and Franz Kline. Her first taste of widespread recognition came with her 1956 translation of French Symbolist Poet Stéphane Mallarmé’s masterpiece, "Un Coup De Dés," which is still famous today amongst the French Surrealists.

Her poetry books include The Destruction of Cathedrals and Other Poems (1963), The Masks Are Becoming Faces (1964), Breakthrough (1971), Love Poems of Daisy Aldan (1972), Between High Tides (1978), and In Passage (1987), the latter two of which won her Pulitzer Prize nominations. Other credits include The NEA Poetry Prize, the American Literary Translator’s Award, and a Pulitzer Prize nomination for her novella, Day of the Wounded Eagle (1991). She served as a reviewer for World Literature Today, was a member of the National Book Critics Circle, and wrote reviews for the Sunday Times Book Review.