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How to Do Things with Tears

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How to Do Things with Tears is a book of poems brought forth by the Sighted Singer, the poet who holds the central place in Allen Grossman's newest poetic work. "This is a "How-to" book", Grossman explains. "The heroic singer of tradition is blind. A New singer in this present must be sighted. In this book the poet intends to say something, insofar as a poet can, about the ...more
Paperback, 98 pages
Published May 22nd 2001 by New Directions Publishing Corporation (first published May 2001)
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Conceptually fascinating, poetically uneven.
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Jul 28, 2008 Adam rated it it was amazing
This book is a good example of the privilege of general thematic cohesiveness over thematic constraint.

Very pure aesthetic.

(I heard he has Alzheimer's. Really sad, isn't it? He's probably the greatest living poet, if you think about it in a certain way, or at least that's what one of my old professors thinks, and I feel like in some way I agree with him, or at least our favorite.)
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