This superb Pulitzer Prize-winning collection gives voice to failure with a wry, deft touch from one of this country's most engaging and uncompromising poets. In Failure, Philip Schultz evokes the pleasures of family,marriage, beaches, and dogs; New York City in the 1970s; revolutions both interior and exterior; and the terrors of 9/11 with a compassion that demonstrates he is a master of the bittersweet and fierce, the wondrous and direct, and the brilliantly provocative. Filled with poems of "heartbreaking tenderness that [go] beyond mere pity" (Gerald Stern), Failure is a collection to savor from this major American poet.
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Review: FailureUser Review - Matthew Germenis - Goodreads
Undoubtedly one of the most powerful collections of verse I've ever read. This one hit home with almost every line, a wrecking ball on every page. This is the poetry I look up to and could only hope to accomplish half as much as Schultz has done with Failure. Read full review
Review: FailureUser Review - Anthony Manna - Goodreads
As a parent and now grandparent, I hovered over any poem that cut deeply into fatherly relationships, the sheer wonder of them, but also the intriguing tension that either spoils or sustains them. In ... Read full review