The seventeenth book of verse from one of Americaâ€™s finest and most acclaimed contemporary poetsâ€”winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Capturing his inimitable voiceâ€”provocative, amusing, understated, and riotous all at onceâ€”the poems in Dome of the Hidden Pavilion demonstrate James Tate at his finest. Innovative and fresh, they range in subject from a talking blob to a sobering reminiscence of a war and its aftereffects.
Though they are diverse in scope, a theme of dialogue and communicationâ€”and often miscommunicationâ€”links these poems. Accessible yet subtly surrealist, filled with dark wit, dry humor, and a deceptive simplicity, Dome of the Hidden Pavilion confirms Tateâ€™s continuing relevance as one of the most celebrated American poets of the modern age.