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From Hum:

Things are incidental
Someone is weeping

I weep for the incidental
The days are beautiful

Tomorrow was yesterday
The days are beautiful

Since the mid-1970s, Ann Lauterbach has explored the ways in which language simultaneously captures and forfeits our experience. In Hum, her seventh collection of poetry, loss and the unexpected (the title poem was written direct

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Paperback, Penguin Poets, 128 pages
Published April 5th 2005 by Penguin Books
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zni
Apr 10, 2014 zni rated it it was amazing
Lauterbach's poems, for me, were conceptually daunting. I could identify with the musical references within the works but how they correlate with the personal is a bit lost on me. We can argue that the sound of these poems (of all poems) are the music and that each work is a musical composition in its own right. I loved the lyricism of her poems, not to say that I'm on the same level of skill as she is, but it also reminds me of my own lyrical strain. The language is superb and in its wielding h ...more
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Available on PotLatch Poetry 1 2 Dec 15, 2007 10:54AM  
Born and raised in New York City, Ann Lauterbach studied at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and Columbia University. Before completing her M.A. in English. she moved to London to work in publishing and art galleries. Upon her return to New York, she continued working in art galleries for a number of years. Lauterbach then began teaching writing and literature.

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