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The book contains over 80 poems dealing with ambiguities and paradoxes in experience, especially how impressions of certainty and doubt affect everyday life. Ed Nudelman (author) has tried to call on influences in his vocation (he's a cancer research scientist in his other life) as well as child and adolescent memories, and hopefully mixed in some humor and poetic metaphor ...more
Paperback, 114 pages
Published March 23rd 2011 by Lummox Press
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Grady
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was amazing
'Reasonable Doubt: Now bring on the ghosts.' The world of Edward Nudelman

Edward Nudelman is a poet of importance. It is likely that at some point in his career he will be at least short listed for Poet Laureate, so able is he to find those fragments of imagination, question, fear, doubt, and need for definition that poke temporary holes in our lives, leaving us with a choice of persistent uncertainty or a good guffaw as camouflage. Reading Nudelman's succinct poems is not unlike studying cells t
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PW Dowdy
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
If you cannot always make sense of the world, if you sometimes ponder its ups and downs, then Edward Nudelman's What Looks Like An Elephant will offer great reading pleasure.

In Nudelman's musings about everything from cockroaches to family life, this collection of fine poetry will help readers to see the world from a kinder point of view. In 'Malice Aforethought', readers will find compassion for the abandoned soul who, except for a TV news report, we might not have known:

It may have been cocain
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Mar 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
What Looks Like an Elephant by Edward Nudelman, published by Lummox Press, was the 2011 Indie Lit Awards Poetry Runner-Up. Initially, readers may fear the collection’s use of math and science, but Nudelman’s poetry makes these concepts accessible in most cases. Broken down into four sections, the collection explores the known and the unknown, that which we fear and that which we do not. There is a tension throughout the collection that will push and pull the reader with each poem’s exploration o ...more
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Edward Nudelman’s first full-length book “What Looks Like an Elephant” was published in 2011 by Lummox Press receiving excellent reviews in five different magazines. "Night Fires," published by Pudding House Press in 2009, was a semifinalist for the Journal Award (OSU Press). Nudelman appeared as one of nine poets in the anthology, “Casting the Nines” (2009, Pudding House). His poems have recently ...more

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