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History of Hurricanes: Poems
by Teresa Cader
Northwestern University Press, 2009
Cloth: 978-0-8101-2575-9 | eISBN: 978-0-8101-6396-6 | Paper: 978-0-8101-2576-6
Library of Congress Classification PS3553.A3134H57 2009
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.54

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

In her third collection of poems, Teresa Cader spins a complete universe of lyrical, probing verse that reaches out to readers and invites them to come inside. These poems deal with love and loss in particularly striking ways, as Cader uses rigorously controlled verse to express chaotic emotion. Stylistically adventurous, her work moves gracefully from intricate, slant-rhymed couplets to elliptical, lanky free verse. Geographically, she takes readers on a ride with stops in Kraków’s rock clubs, colonial New England’s sites, and shrines of contemporary Japan. The shadow of death, especially the loss of Cader’s mother, falls across many of her poems, but her verse reacts viscerally to such events, her emotion resounding out from each line to move through pain or desire.



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