Aftermath: Poems

Aftermath: Poems

by Sandra M. Gilbert
     
 

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"Sandra Gilbert's poems are beautifully situated at the intersection of craft and feeling."—Billy Collins
The title of this collection—at times mournful, sardonic, and joyous—refers to the grief in the wake of loss. Yet these poems aren't just about the consequences of loss but also about the complex experiences of endurance, acquiescence, and

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"Sandra Gilbert's poems are beautifully situated at the intersection of craft and feeling."—Billy Collins
The title of this collection—at times mournful, sardonic, and joyous—refers to the grief in the wake of loss. Yet these poems aren't just about the consequences of loss but also about the complex experiences of endurance, acquiescence, and rebirth that, with luck, mark the aftermath of sorrow.
from "Aftermath: Kite"
But the thought is only paper after all,
a soul that clings to a stick, tears open, shreds
as if it's flung to the ground in a final shiny fall,
and at last the line goes limp, the climbing ends.
Beyond the rush & sweep, an arc of silence—
though a mind imagined this flight, & proved it once.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393349283
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Sandra M. Gilbert has published numerous volumes of criticismas well as collections of poetry and a memoir. She is coeditor (with Susan Gubar) of The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women and a recipient of the National Book Critics Circle’s Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. A Distinguished Professor of English emerita at the University of California, Davis, she lives in Berkeley, California.

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