This prodigiously rich collection suggests that Raymond Carver was not only Americaa??s finest writer of short fiction, but also one of its most large-hearted and affecting poets.??Like Carvera??s stories, the more than 300 poems in??All of Us??are marked by a keen attention to the physical world; an uncanny ability to compress vast feeling into discreet moments; a voice of conversational intimacy, and an unstinting sympathy.
This complete edition brings together all the poems of Carvera??s five previous books, from??Fires??to the posthumously published??No Heroics, Please.????It also contains bibliographical and textual notes on individual poems; a chronology of Carvera??s life and work; and a moving introduction by Carvera??s widow, the poet Tess Gallagher.