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from Enormously Sad
. . . Sad, so sad-compared to what?
To your earlier more oblivious state?
It never was oblivious enough-
always those presentiments of sadness
prickling the limbic. Now a voice says, Get outside
yourself, go walk on the flats. The tide's gone out—
but your little metal detector will detect little metallic coins
of enormous sadness in the teeming wet sand,
and th
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Hardcover, 264 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by University Of Chicago Press
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I've only read a few poems, but Gail Mazur brilliant and quickly becoming one of my favorite poets.
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After nearly 13 years of apprenticing herself to poetry, during which she studied with Robert Lowell and immersed herself in the Boston/Cambridge literary scene, Gail Mazur published her first collection, Nightfire (1978), at age 40. Other books include The Pose Of Happiness: Poems (1986); They Can't Take That Away from Me (2001); and Zeppo's First Wife: New and Selected Poems (2006). Tess Taylor, ...more
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