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Enduring Ties: Poems of Family Relationships

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THE 128 POEMS IN Enduring Ties celebrate family life, collecting in a single anthology the human story through poetic glimpses of our most intimate and committed relationships. Organized in sections that track the course of a single life — growing up, marrying, childbearing, parenting, growing older, parting, and inheriting — these short and accessible poems are drawn from ...more
Paperback, 209 pages
Published March 10th 2003 by Steerforth Press (first published March 2003)
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In the introduction to this anthology of poetry, Grant Hardy confesses that he is not a poet or an English teacher. He says he is a person who enjoys reading poetry and had kept a file of “favorite poems” for a long time. What he noticed about his file was that many of the poems shared a common theme – family.

The poems in this collection were written over twenty-five hundred years. There is a vast historical scope to the poems as well as an eclectic representation of poets from ancient to moder
This collection is out of print, but it contains some luminous poems about family life. Some astonishingly nice poems.
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Dr. Grant Hardy received a Ph.D. from Yale University in Chinese Language and Literature and a B.A. from Brigham Young University where he studied Ancient Greek.

He is Professor of History and Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Ashville. Below is a quote by Dr. Hardy taken from the "Faces of UNC" web page:

“I am interested in how people use literature to make sense of their ex
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