The Hive

Poems by Susan Stewart


"Stewart's vision consistently reveals the rigors and pleasures to be found in the dialogue between the senses and a continually surprising but not incomprehensible world, inviting the reader into immediate participation."
Denver Quarterly

"What might have been tension between interior and exterior, spirit and the material worlds, public and private viewpoints become magically interwoven in Susan Stewart's new collection of poems entitled The Hive."
Virginia Quarterly Review

The Hive, Susan Stewart’s second collection of poetry, brings together new work into three sections that telescope out from private speech to the public and more deeply historical language of the witness. Recurring poems explore the possibilities of language as ceremony while others are rewritings of romanticism and its places.

Of Susan Stewart’s first collection, Yellow Stars and Ice, James Cory wrote in the Philadelphia Inquirer that it is “a reading experience to exult in,” and Library Journal stated that “there is magic as well as finesse in this beautiful collection.”

Page count: 80 pp.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5


List price: $17.95

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Susan Stewart is Annan Professor of English at Princeton University. Her most recent books of poetry are Red Rover, Columbarium (which won the 2003 National Book Critics Circle award), and The Forest. A former MacArthur Fellow, she is a current Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.