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With the speaker of Bosselaar’s poems, we move through dark rooms of grief, finding our way into the light of quiet solitude.
Paperback, 86 pages
Published February 15th 2019 by Four Way Books
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Courtney LeBlanc
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This collection of poetry is a book-length elegy to the poet's dead husband. The grief throughout this book is quiet and gentle and raw and it breaks your heart and then cradles it softly.

from [This longing for him]: "This longing, again for him, who - / that June - did not wait for light, // turned his face away from the window &, quietly, / entered silence."

from [Arroyo Burro Beach]: "A restlessness / swells inside the tides there - // & it's there each time, just before I can look /
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Laure-Anne Bosselaar grew up in Belgium, and moved to the United Statesin 1987. Fluent in four languages, she has also published poems in French and Flemish. She is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf (with an introduction by Charles Simic), and of Small Gods of Grief, which won the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry for 2001. Her third book, A New Hunger, was selected as an ALA Notable ...more