Birds of sorrow and joy: new and selected poems, 1970-2000

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Marsh Hawk Press, Apr 1, 2003 - Poetry - 110 pages
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Poetry. "As beautiful as [these poems] are on paper, they are musical in the way old-fashioned rhyming poems are: they go into you and stay. Her courage to tell the truth wins our confidence. I don't know of any books of poetry that address subjects that are so difficult to talk about (a son's death, abuse of another son. the violence in her marriage). These poems skirt the pitfalls of autobiographical writing because of their unsparing look at the speaker, and because of their lucidity in form, emotion, and idea. The poems are intimate., yet the language is so precise, the forms so exquisitely wrought that it gives each a feeling of sculptural weight. of iron or clay"-Toni Derricotte.

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Contents

Are Poetica
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15 Forsythia Blues
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16 Ceremony
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Madeline Tiger's most recently published collections are THE ATHEIST'S PRAYER (Dos Madres Press, 2010) and BIRDS OF SORROW AND JOY: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, 1970-2000 (Marsh Hawk Press, 2003). Her work appears regularly in journals and anthologies. She has been teaching in state programs and private workshops since 1973 and has been a "Dodge Poet" since 1986. She has five children and seven grandchildren and lives in Bloomfield, New Jersey, under a weeping cherry tree.

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