Home All Categories Literature & Fiction Books Contemporary Literature Books The Wake of the Electron: A Narrative Poem. ISBN13: 9780689118586. The Wake of the Electron. Poems deal with esthetics, myth, death, mourning, marriage, nature, work, memories, circuses, and the imagination.
The result is a fine collection of poems. Finkel combines a strong narrative voice and an obvious grasp of the craft of poetry with compelling subject matter, and the book is a success. At the very least, it should provoke the reader into wanting to read Tomalin and Hall's The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst (now considered a Modern Classic).
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Finkel combines a strong narrative voice and an obvious grasp of the craft of poetry with compelling subject matter, and the book is a success.
Donald Alexander Finkel, American poet. Recipient Theodore Roethke Memorial award, 1974, Morton Dauwen Zabel award, 1980, Dictionary of Literary Biography award, 1994; Guggenheim fellow, 1966; grantee Ingram Merrill Foundation, 1972; grantee National Endowment for Arts, 1973. Book by Finkel, Donald. The Wake of the Electron: A Narrative Poem. Book by Finkel, Donald).
Donald Finkel was born in 1929 in New York City and died at his home in St. Louis in 2008. As a young man he studied sculpture, a form he would return to later in life, and one whose practice of assemblage informed his unique style of poetry. Finkel studied at the University of Chicago and earned a BA and MA from Columbia University. He held positions at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Bard College, and Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught for over forty years, helping to inaugurate the creative writing program. The Wake of the Electron, Atheneum, 1987. Beyond Despair, Garlic Press (St. Louis), 1994. A Question of Seeing: Poems, University of Arkansas Press, 1998.
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FINKEL, DonaldNationality: American. Born: New York City, 21 October 1929. Education: Columbia University, New York. Source for information on Finkel, Donald: Contemporary Poets dictionary. New York, Atheneum, 1987. St Louis, Garlic Press, 1994. A Question of Seeing. Little Rock, University of Arkansas Press, 1998.
Donald Finkel, a noted American poet whose work teemed with curious juxtapositions, which in their unorthodoxy helped illuminate the function of poetry itself, died on Nov. 15 at his home in St. Louis. Donald Alexander Finkel was born in New York City on Oct. 21, 1929, and reared in the Bronx. As a young man, he planned to be a sculptor. Mr. Finkel attended the University of Chicago but was expelled for smoking marijuana, his son said on Monday. He received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Columbia University in 1952 and a master’s in English from Columbia the next year.
Donald Alexander Finkel (October 21, 1929 – November 15, 2008) was an American poet best known for his unorthodox styles and "curious juxtapositions". Both the poet and the poems seems to be enjoying themselves. In the beginning was the hand and the poem of the hand, a breathless trope, a floating hieroglyph, seamless as water.