In Praise of Falling

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The poems in this collection are the proverbial spring bulbs abandoned in the basement, growing toward a slim crack of sunlight. They are both aware of the limitations of social structures and forcefully committed to breaking out of those traps, urging toward a better way of living. The characters in these poems resist the twenty-first century?s prescription for a life of emotional-spiritual bankruptcy, reaching toward an ever-elusive glimmer on the horizon.

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Overview

The poems in this collection are the proverbial spring bulbs abandoned in the basement, growing toward a slim crack of sunlight. They are both aware of the limitations of social structures and forcefully committed to breaking out of those traps, urging toward a better way of living. The characters in these poems resist the twenty-first century’s prescription for a life of emotional-spiritual bankruptcy, reaching toward an ever-elusive glimmer on the horizon.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780822960416
  • Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2009
  • Series: Pitt Poetry Series Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Dumesnil is editor of Hitched! Wedding Stories from San Francisco City Hall and coeditor of Dorothy Parker's Elbow: Tattoos on Writers, Writers on Tattoos. Her poems have appeared in Calyx, Indiana Review, Many Mountains Moving, and Nimrod International Journal, among other publications. Cheryl teaches writing workshops in the San Francisco Bay area.

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