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Leaning Forward: Poems

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As Cooper's afterword reminds us, Paley spent the early part of her career as a poet. All the familiar themes from Paley's stories are present in her first volume of poetry: New York City's streets and playgrounds, the portrait of working-class and immigrant life, the strong Jewish identity, the pacifist and feminist sensibility, the love and care for her parents, husband, ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 90 pages
Published June 3rd 1986 by Granite Press (first published June 1986)
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Jun 14, 2016 D Dina Friedman rated it it was amazing
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This was great to read at a cafe on my birthday. Paley is always so inspirational, yet totally accessible with images that knock your socks off. While she's primarily known for her fiction, her poetry packs a similar punch.
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Grace Paley was an American short story writer, poet, and political activist whose work won a number of awards.
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