Linda Pastan meditates on themes of aging and memory, language and art in this moving collection, where she travels from the Thanksgiving table, a “palimpsest / with traces of the past / showing through,” to Japan, where she dreams in haiku. “Pastan . . . expresses a full range of the possibilities and potencies of the human, feminine voice” (Boston Globe).
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“The poems in Traveling Light blend Pastan’s elegiac style with refreshing dashes of self-deprecating humor.” --The Washingtonian
“To read a new book by Pastan is to know again the comfort of sharp observa...more
Q and A
Three Perfect Days
In the Har-Poen Tea Garden
Of the five sections in the book, I most enjoyed the third and fifth ones.