"Sandra Gilbert's poems are beautifully situated at the intersection of craft and feeling."Billy Collins
The title of this collectionat times mournful, sardonic, and joyousrefers to the grief in the wake of loss. Yet these poems aren't just about the consequences of loss but also about the complex experiences of endurance, acquiescence, and rebirth that, with luck, mark the aftermath of sorrow.
from "Aftermath: Kite"
But the thought is only paper after all,
a soul that clings to a stick, tears open, shreds
as if it's flung to the ground in a final shiny fall,
and at last the line goes limp, the climbing ends.
Beyond the rush & sweep, an arc of silence
though a mind imagined this flight, & proved it once.
|Publisher:||Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.|
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About the Author
Sandra M. Gilbert has published numerous volumes of criticism and poetry, for which she has won many awards, including, in 2017, an honorary doctorate from Harvard University, and in 2012, together with frequent collaborator Susan Gubar, the National Book Critics Circle’s Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award. She lives in Berkeley, California.