The Lyrics: Poems

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Graywolf Press, Jun 26, 2007 - Poetry - 80 pages
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Who was that stranger beside me?
Please forgive me for insisting
It must have been a dream.
No one could survive such happiness.

                           --from "[Untitled]"

The Lyrics records the days of one seeking knowledge through movement and contingent images--a monastery, a motel, an Irish coastal river--all the while conscious of political and class warfare, of being American, of the need to know the difference (if there is one) between good and evil. Each poem is a lament formed in a place of rest, asking: Can we get beyond this and still be? The Lyrics is the newest work of an intense and vital poet.

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User Review  - Nicola - Goodreads

Too hard. My little brain couldn't hold these long sequences, much less the whole book, together. I looked to the back cover for some help and found a little: "each poem is a lament formed in a place ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ivy - Goodreads

I loved this little book. Beautiful symphonic movements in the body of work. Read full review

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FANNY HOWE is the author of more than twenty books of poetry and prose, including On the Ground, finalist for the 2005 Griffin International Poetry Prize, and Selected Poems, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize. Howe lives in New England

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