Ghost Pain: Poems

Ghost Pain: Poems

by Sydney Lea
     
 

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“Singer of stories, lyric raconteur, Sydney Lea has evolved—through a long, rich career—into one of America’s most harrowing and honest poets. Ghost Pain is his most eloquent and wrenching book.”—T.R. Hummer

Ghost Pain is a remarkable book, which takes his work to a new level.”—Stephen

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“Singer of stories, lyric raconteur, Sydney Lea has evolved—through a long, rich career—into one of America’s most harrowing and honest poets. Ghost Pain is his most eloquent and wrenching book.”—T.R. Hummer

Ghost Pain is a remarkable book, which takes his work to a new level.”—Stephen Dunn

The eighth poetry collection by the founder of New England Review explores addiction, alcoholism, violence and the uses and inadequacies of art.

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Library Journal
Editor of the New England Review for 13 years, Lea is an experienced author of poetry (as well as fiction and nonfiction) whose craft shows in every line. Especially noteworthy here are the portraits: a hapless man, lobotomized; an aging Don Juan; friends in "happy looking clothing"; even a deer, completely devoured by coyote, whose presence is reconstructed from absence. A quiet stunner. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932511130
Publisher:
Sarabande Books
Publication date:
04/01/2008
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Lea, founder of New England Review, has published a novel, two collections of nonfiction, and eight poetry collections. Pursuit of a Wound was a Pulitzer finalist in poetry, and To the Bone was co-winner of the Poets' Prize. Lea has taught at Yale, Wesleyan, Vermont College, Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest), and Franklin College (Switzerland). He currently teaches at Dartmouth College.

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