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Joseph Lease's critically acclaimed books of poetry include Testify (Coffee House Press, 2011; Finalist, NCIBA Poetry Book of the Year Award), Broken World (Coffee House Press, 2007), and Human Rights (Talisman House, second edition forthcoming). Lease’s poems “’Broken World’ (For James Assatly)” and "Send My Roots Rain" have been selected for Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology. "'Broken World' (For James Assatly)" was also selected for The Best American Poetry 2002.

Marjorie Perloff wrote: “The poems in Joseph Lease’s Broken World are as cool as they are passionate, as soft-spoken as they are indignant, and as fiercely Romantic as they are formally contained. Whether writing an elegy for a friend who died of AIDS or playing com
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Average rating: 4.66 · 479 ratings · 46 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
Broken World

4.67 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Testify

4.59 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 2011
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Human Rights

4.78 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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My Sister Life

4.80 avg rating — 15 ratings — published 2002
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The Room

4.86 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1994
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