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The Lyrics

The Lyrics

by Fanny Howe


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Who was that stranger beside me?

Please forgive me for insisting

It must have been a dream.

No one could survive such happiness.

—from "[Untitled]"

The Lyrics by Fanny Howe records the days of one seeking knowledge through movement and contingent images—a monastery, a motel, an Irish coastal river—all the while conscious of political and class warfare, of being American, of the need to know the difference (if there is one) between good and evil. Each poem is a lament formed in a place of rest, asking: Can we get beyond this and still be? The Lyrics is the newest work of an intense and vital poet.

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ISBN-13: 9781555974725
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 06/26/2007
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.26(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

FANNY HOWE is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose, including On the Ground, finalist for the 2005 Griffin International Poetry Prize, and Selected Poems, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize. Howe lives in New England

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