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Muse
by Susan Aizenberg
Southern Illinois University Press, 2002
Paper: 978-0-8093-2443-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8093-8929-2
Library of Congress Classification PS3601.I94M87 2002
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6

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Muse, the first full-length collection from poet Susan Aizenberg, brings together poems of personal history, elegy, and the complex lives of artists, writers, and “ordinary” people, in an exploration of the relationship between art and life, esthetics and ethics. She is sharp-eyed in purpose, trying to understand “what love is” in a continual shifting between loss and knowledge. While “there is no other world than this one” for Aizenberg, nevertheless she finds a world of affirmation. Aizenberg sings elegant blues, keeps a perfect balance between elaboration and restraint with formal skill that is both impressive and consoling, reminding us that poetry is a form of intelligence in which music creates a world full of mystery and depth.





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