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A Kinder Bright: Poems of Praise & Remembrance
In this volume, Jerry Fagnani turns to poetry, and with "A Kinder Bright," he has selected poems reflecting the great love that has influenced his life. All of this is most evident in The Elaine Collection. The Lackawanna Collection is a masterful work about the valley and county he embraces. This collection speaks to its rich texture and defines a perspective, often unsee ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by Tribute Books
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I won this slim volume in a Goodreads giveaway. The poet is writing his way through his grief, it seems, after losing his wife. Most times, his poetry is unbearably sad and I had to keep stopping. Even the poems not about his wife are tinged with melancholy. When Fagnani writes lines like "I yearn to breathe the fragrant hair that is not there, it is not there" my heart broke for him. In the end, I hope someday to read some poems by him that find some hope and joy in his journey forward.
This is the first time I have read a book of poems by one person. A Kinder Bright is the means that Jerry Fagnani is dealing with the lose of his wife and growing up. These poems are his journey through his grieving process. They are deep, sad, but well written.
Jerry Fagnani has lived his entire life in Jessup, Pennsylvania in Lackawanna County. He has been involved in creative writing for over forty five years. This is his first volume of poetry. His wife, Elaine, died in nineteen ninety one. He has a daughter, Kimberly, and her husband, Gary, and two grandchildren, Ryan and Garret.More about Jerry Fagnani...