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The name of the title poem—“Brother Salvage: a genizah,” provides a skeleton key to unlock the powerful forces that bind Rick Hilles’s collection. A genizah is a depository, or hiding place, for sacred texts. It performs a double function: to keep hallowed objects safe and to prevent more destructive forces from circulating and causing further harm. Brother Salvage serves exactly this purpose. The poems are heartrending and incisive, preserving stories and lives that should not be forgotten. Yet, through the poet’s eloquent craft, painful histories and images are beautifully and luminously contained. Like scholars sifting through ancient genizahs in search of spiritual and historical insights, readers immersed in Brother Salvage will find, at the heart of the book, the most sacred entity: hope.

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Winner of the 2005 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize.

The poems are heartrending and incisive. Through the poet’s eloquent craft, painful histories and images (such as the Holocaust) are beautifully and luminously preserved.

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The name of the title poem--Brother Salvage: a

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Rick Hilles teaches courses in poetry at Vanderbilt University. He has been the Amy Lowell Poetry Traveling Scholar, a Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and the Ruth and Jay C. Halls Fellow at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and has received the Larry Levis Editor’s Prize in Poetry from The Missouri Review. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Nation, The New Republic, Ploughshares, Salmagundi, and Witness.

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Amy Stromberg, January 16, 2007 (view all comments by Amy Stromberg)
What a risk a poet takes when he lets us into his heart and soul. And aren't we fortunate! Each facet of the jewels created by Rick Hilles in Brother Salvage shine with the intense detail that reminds us what it means to be a person. These poems will stay with me for a long time.
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ISBN:
9780822959359
Author:
Hilles, Rick
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / General
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
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Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Pitt Poetry Series
Publication Date:
20060831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
88
Dimensions:
9 x 5.88 x 0.3 in

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Winner of the 2005 Agnes Lynch Starrett Poetry Prize.

The poems are heartrending and incisive. Through the poet’s eloquent craft, painful histories and images (such as the Holocaust) are beautifully and luminously preserved.

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