A Night Without Armor: Poems

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HarperCollins, May 19, 1998 - Poetry - 160 pages
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I've learned that not allpoetry lends itself to music -- some thoughts needto be sung only against the silence. There are softer and less tangible part[s] of our selves that are so essential to peace, to openheartedness, to unfolding the vision and the spiritual realm of our lives, to exposing our souls.
- Jewel, From the Preface

Writing poems and keeping journals since childhood, Jewel has been searching for truth and meaning, turning to her words to record, to discover, and to reflect.

In A Night Without Armor, her first collection of poetry, Jewel explores the fire of first love, the fading of passion, the giving of trust, the lessons of betrayal, and the healing of intimacy.

She delves into matters of the home, the comfort of family, the beauty of Alaska, and the dislocation of divorce.

And then there are the images of the road, the people, the bars, the planes, places exotic and mundane, loneliness and friendship.

Frank and honest, serious and suddenly playful, A Night Without Armor is a talented artist's intimate portrait of what makes us uniquely human.

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User Review  - JV Stanley - Goodreads

Opalescent singer/songwriter Jewel's collection of poetry 'A Night Without Armor' ( HarperCollins; May 19, 1998) has been an object for debate. Written when she was roughly 23 years old, she can be ... Read full review

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User Review  - Astrid Lim - Goodreads

Rereading this book is like walking back to one of the most important moments in my life. It's so refreshing to compare how I feel now and how I felt then. 15 years had passed by but -despite so many changes in my life -deep down inside I'm still the same old me. Read full review

About the author (1998)

A bestselling writer of poetry and prose, Jewel is also an actress and performer. She has recorded four bestselling albums and also starred in Ang Lee's film Ride with the Devil. Her first book, A Night Without Armor, was a New York Times bestseller. She lives in California.

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