The Powers of Heaven and Earth:

New and Selected Poems

By John Frederick Nims ’37, ’39M.A (Louisiana State Press)


Nims, who died in 1991, was the author of eight collections of poems. Here the publishers present his previously chosen selections of poems that illuminate, with wit and joy, his thoughts on the nature of eternity.

Editor of Poetry magazine from 1978 to 1984, Nims also translated poetry, most recently The Complete Poems of Michelangelo.