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As the San Francisco Review of Books has written: In Pastan s world, a poem is not just anything; it is more than some inspired words strung together casually. She earns each poem, line by line, insight by insight, felt emotion by felt emotion. She reminds us of the origin of the word poet: maker . . . . Pastan can be read by anyone and enjoyed. And she deserves to be. Mor...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published September 17th 1985 by W. W. Norton & Company (first published September 1st 1985)
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I liked this book, but I can't say I REALLY liked it. However, I did REALLY like the last poem, "Shadows." I must have read it aloud 5 or 6 times.

There is also a very clever poem on the seven deadly sins in here that makes this book a worthwhile read. If I were you, I'd add it to the list, maybe not on the top, but hey, adding a book to the "to read" column never hurts, right?
Darcy Williams
I bought this book in 1985. I still like parts of it.
Jerry Johnson
Linda Pastan is one of my favorite poets.
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In 1932, Linda Pastan was born to a Jewish family in the Bronx. She graduated from Radcliffe College and received an MA from Brandeis University.

She is the author of Traveling Light (W. W. Norton & Co., 2011); Queen of a Rainy Country (2006); The Last Uncle (2002); Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998 (1998), which was nominated for the National Book Award; An Early Afterlife (l9...more
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