Synopses & Reviews
This volume brings together new work along with poems gathered from nine previous collections. When Linda Pastan's first book was published in 1971, the wrote, she "in large measure fulfilled Emerson's dream -- the revelation of 'the miraculous in the common.' " Since then Pastan has continued to explore the complexities, passion, and dangers under the surfaces of ordinary life. "Some critics point to Emily Dickinson when citing Pastan's lapidary style and metaphysical wit, a comparison that does justice to either poet when Pastan is at her best." -- "Pastan's unfailing mastery of her medium holds the darkness firmly in check." -- National Book Award finalist Linda Pastan was Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1991 to 1993.
"Linda Pastan is one of America's truly fine poets working at the height of her powers." -- Michael Collier,
About the Author
Linda Pastan is the author of many works of poetry, including Carnival Evening, Queen of a Rainy Country, Waiting for My Life, PM/AM, The Last Uncle, Traveling Light, and others. She has twice been a finalist for the National Book Award and was awarded the Ruth Lilly Prize in 2003. She lives in Potomac, Maryland.