Overview

In "Water under Water," Charles Adés Fishman illuminates the web of relationships that exist between individual lives and the emotional and physical environments that shape them. In this collection of more than 60 poems, the poet takes us beneath the surfaces of things to deeper layers where memory's roots and tendrils haunt us but where change is not only possible but necessary. In one achingly beautiful poem after another, Fishman writes as son, father, guardian, husband, friend, lover . . . and as a deeply ...
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Water under Water

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Overview

In "Water under Water," Charles Adés Fishman illuminates the web of relationships that exist between individual lives and the emotional and physical environments that shape them. In this collection of more than 60 poems, the poet takes us beneath the surfaces of things to deeper layers where memory's roots and tendrils haunt us but where change is not only possible but necessary. In one achingly beautiful poem after another, Fishman writes as son, father, guardian, husband, friend, lover . . . and as a deeply invested explorer and observer of the natural world that embraces, amazes, overwhelms, and nurtures us. Water under Water will pull you under and will release you, uplifted and renewed.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012880253
  • Publisher: Casa de Snapdragon LLC
  • Publication date: 6/18/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 134
  • File size: 1,004 KB

Meet the Author

Charles Fishman was born in Oceanside, New York in 1942 and
grew up in the South Bronx and on Long Island. He is Emeritus
Distinguished Professor of English and Humanities at Farmingdale
State University, where he created the Visiting Writers Program in
1979 and the Distinguished Speakers Program in 2001. He has
served as poetry consultant to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial
Museum, in Washington, DC and is currently poetry editor of
Prism: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Holocaust Educators. Fishman’s
previous books include Country of Memory (Uccelli Press, 2004);
Chopin’s Piano (2006) and Blood to Remember: American Poets on the
Holocaust (2007), both from Time Being Books; Water under Water
(2009) from Casa de Snapdragon LLC; and The Death Mazurka
(Texas Tech University Press), a 1989 American Library Association “Outstanding Book of the Year” that was nominated for the 1990 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. In 2005, Country of Memory was runner-up for the Paterson Poetry Award to Philip Levine’s Breath, and both Chopin’s Piano and Water under Water received the Paterson Award for Literary Excellence. He lives with his wife, Ellen, and tribes of plants, shrubs, and trees, in Bellport, Long Island, a short walk from the Great South Bay.
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