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The Scheme of Things

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With craft, musicality and humor, Hilde Weisert's poems illuminate the complex interconnectedness of the scheme of things, letting us see in new ways friendship, family, place; illness and war; and even the nature of poetry itself.
Paperback, 118 pages
Published August 2nd 2015 by Wordtech Communications
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Worldly, capacious, melancholy, as if old friends were on a walk together, Hilde Weisert’s poems recall and respond to events from Paris to Hungary to Brooklyn. A daughter greets a father in an airport; a woman watches an octopus open a jar; a pianist chooses to play Russian music in America’s cold-war McCarthy era. This poet’s intelligent, quizzical takes on human history (and folly) mix science with philosophy—and pulse to the beat of the American songbook, too. Don’t miss “The Editor,” a poem ...more
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I'm a working poet, baby-boomer vintage. I earn a living in high-tech to support my writing, and also because of the great colleagues I work with solving interesting, if ultimately not world-changing, problems.

I spend about half the year in Chapel Hill, NC and the other half in the Berkshires in Massachusetts (a little town in the boonies, Sandisfield, but with an amazing arts scene).

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