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Old War: Poems

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From a winner of the Kingsley Tufts Award, a new collection that explores the vagaries of love and the place of beauty in a time of war.

In October 2002, at the age of fifty, Alan Shapiro collapsed while playing basketball. A few months later, on the eve of America’s invasion of Iraq, he remarried. The beginning of this happy chapter of his life coincided with a keen remind
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Hardcover, 96 pages
Published March 11th 2008 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Timothy Green
I think this is my favorite book of 2008, and dare I say, Alan Shapiro has become my favorite poet.
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This book was enjoyable. I picked it up meaning to only read a few poems and got sucked in. Some of the highlights: "Egg Rolls," "Brother," "Open-Mike Night in Heaven," "Luck," and "Country-Western Singer."
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Alan Shapiro (born 1952) is an American poet and professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is the author of nine poetry books, including Tantalus in Love, Song and Dance, and The Dead Alive and Busy.

In addition to poetry, Alan Shapiro has also published two personal memoirs, Vigil and The Last Happy Occasion.
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