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."
A collection of poems by Jeff Friedman.
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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."
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