Black Threads

Black Threads

by Jeff Friedman

A collection of poems by Jeff Friedman.  See more details below


A collection of poems by Jeff Friedman.

Product Details

Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Publication date:
Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

What People are saying about this

Alicia Ostriker
"Jeff Friedman has a wide eye and keen ear, a tender touch, a nose for the absurdity of families and the fragrance of disaster, and a heart for the way everyday life melts into myth. There is an elegance and precision in these (mostly) elegiac poems, lifting them from the grit of memory, placing them on the ledge of grace."
Michael Waters
"In Jeff Friedman's narrative poems, the world of our fathers deepens into meaning. How we lived and loved and managed to flourish in 20th century America despite fear, sadness and spiritual hunger assumes Old Testament clarity. Friedman's black threads bind Noah to the great migration, the Golem to the suburb, and Cain and Abel to the generation that embraced rock'n'roll. Modest and wise, these poems bless both our New World domesticity and our still raging restlessness."

Meet the Author

JEFF FRIEDMAN is the author of three previous collections of poetry: Taking Down the Angel, Scattering the Ashes and The Record-Breaking Heat Wave. He is a core faculty member in the low-residency M.F.A. Program at New England College and lives in West Lebanon, New Hampshire with the painter Colleen Randall.

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