Synopses & Reviews
"These sonnets are graphic, colloquial and immediate; Hacker's command of the straitening, fixed form, which often seems archaic and empty when used by other poets, is a stunning achievement." Publishers Weekly
"Hacker's impressive technical skills, combined with the sensitivity of her subject and her straightforward diction, prevent the book from becoming the flat diary a lesser poet might have written." Library Journal
"Elegant and versatile in the strictest forms, [Hacker] is inventive and exuberant in content. She's colloquial, lyrical, uncouth, old-fashioned, and fun. (How many books of poems are fun?) . . . No one sings quite like this. A capella, she's a whole choir." New York Times Book Review
This critically acclaimed sonnet sequence is the passionately intense story of a love affair between two women, from the electricity of their first acquaintance to the experience of their parting.
About the Author
Marilyn Hacker is the recipient of the National Book Award, the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, the Robert Fagles Translation Prize, and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. Her collection Winter Names received a Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Award of the Academy of American Poets. Her most recent collection of poetry was Names. She lives in Paris, France.