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One of the finest poets writing today, Grace Schulman finds a sacred radiance in vivid scenes of the city and the sea. The title of this new collection refers to Itzhak Perlman's will to play a violin concerto despite a missing string, which inspires the poet's celebration of life in its fullness and limitations. For her, song imparts endurance: Thelonious Monk evokes Crea ...more
Hardcover, 96 pages
Published March 9th 2007 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Erika Dreifus
Jun 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jewish-lit, poetry
Gorgeous book. I treasure my autographed copy. "Kol Nidrei, September 2001," is, for me, perhaps the most stunning poem in the book.
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Sep 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Grace Schulman continues to amaze and inspire
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Some of these poems like the title poem are very accessible; some are more cryptic. Music, visual arts, history, nature, politics are all important sources of material for her. Query at the beginning of the book was a poem that completely resonated with me. It expressed something that I wanted to say to someone beautifully.
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GRACE SCHULMAN is the author many acclaimed books of poetry, including Days of Wonder: New and Selected Poems, a Library Journal Best Book of the Year. For her poetry she has received a Guggenheim fellowship, the Aiken-Taylor Award, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award, New York University’s Distinguished Alumni Award, and three Pushcart prizes. Schulman is a distinguished professor of English at B ...more
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