by Roy Jacobstein
Northwestern University Press, 2008
Cloth: 978-0-8101-5202-1 | Paper: 978-0-8101-5201-4 | eISBN: 978-0-8101-6333-1
Library of Congress Classification PS3610.A3568F83 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.6


Suffused with tenderness and humor, the poems in this new collection take readers on a journey through emotions, across national boundaries, and even along the geographic timeline. The quick mind of author Jacobstein creates fluid verse that can take on the singular geography of his native Michigan or the story of an immigrant cab driver with ease. His elegant rhyme and clever rhythm are suited equally to an ode to the stegosaurus and to his many poems for his adopted daughter. He moves readers from Washington, D.C., to Delhi, from adolescence to fatherhood, and between heaven and earth. With its immersive voice and sensitive examinations, this set of verses retains its sense of wonder at all the beautiful hellos and good-byes that humans come to know well in their too-short lifetimes.

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