The title, Indelible, refers to the enduring marks of time's passage. Accordingly, the poems in this thematically resonant and tightly unified collection trace the ways family, art (particularly literature), elegy and dreams color and shape one another. The poems in Indelible pick up thematic threads from her earlier poetry with a new perspective, and new stylistic features such as prose and prose-like poems, but with all of the hallmarks Hadas' readers have come to expect: fine-honed style; human and very accessible subject matter; lyric beauty and formal control.
|Publisher:||Wesleyan University Press|
|Series:||Wesleyan Poetry Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.34(d)|
About the Author
Rachel Hadas is a poet, translator, essayist, critic, and much of her work is influenced by her love of classics. Her books include Halfway Down the Hall: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan, 1998), The Empty Bed (Wesleyan, 1995), and A Son from Sleep (Wesleyan, 1987). She has led creative writing workshops at the Gay Men's Health Alliance in New York for over ten years, and her own poems on the AIDS crisis have been lauded as being among the best elegies of our time. A Professor of English at Rutgers University, Hadas lives in New York City.