The Latest Winter

Poetry. "These poems manage to say everything about everything-each determining day, each shifting sense of inexhaustible person. Back of it all is an extraordinary ear for the way words find place, make a passage from here to there, blessedly keep on talking"-Robert Creely. "Few poets are strange and quick enough to capture the frenetic quality of contemporary life. Her poems move fast, think on their feet, hit and run with equal parts of humor, glamour, and horror. In every way, she is a thoroughly original voice for our time"-Elaine Equi. THE LATEST WINTER is Nelson's follow-up to SHINER (also available from SPD). Nelson's work has appeared in many anthologies and journals including AMERICAN POETRY: THE NEXT GENERATION, THE HAT, OPEN CITY, and SHINY.

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By Adam (Canada) · ★★★★★ · August 14, 2011
This is a great book.

All the poems in it are good. Some are *way* good, but they're all good. Thus it's a book, not just a sheaf.

Makes one want to, like, wear a sweater, and have sex. Not that necessarily one doesn't already do such or similar things. But one wants to, perhaps, be Maggie Nelson d... ...more
By Sylvia (El Paso, TX) · ★★★★★ · October 18, 2012
Dos años antes de escribir Jane: a murder Maggie Nelson publica su poemario The Latest Winter. En estas páginas se observa ya esa exploración de la autora sobre la forma, el uso del verso pareado, del terceto y de la prosa poética pero, más importante aún, destaca ese sabor agridulce, la combinac... ...more
By Kasey (Philadelphia, PA) · ★★★★☆ · August 16, 2011
Not sure, at first, that I'd love this as much as I've loved Maggie Nelson's more recent work (The Red Parts and Bluets, especially)--and I didn't, not quite as much, but in the end, really almost. The Latest Winter is more New York School-y, more seemingly everyday stream-of-consciousness, but s... ...more
By Alberteinsteinmaloney (San Antonio, TX) · ★★★★☆ · December 03, 2011
I first read this in a college contemporary poetry class in college. I happened to revisit the poems today and am so glad I did. How wonderful they are!

By Emmanuel (San Francisco, CA) · ★★☆☆☆ · September 02, 2012
it's never good when you look at a half-read book from across the room and think all right, let's get this over with ...more
By Joseph (Washington, DC) · August 14, 2011
What the world needs more of, more poetry, less rhetoric, no flash mobs, more enlightened social reform. ...more