The Best Disguise by Susan McLean, recipient of the 2009 Richard Wilbur Award, is a remarkable collection of varied lyric poems that examine contemporary life with wit, insight, and a profound intensity. As Philip Dacey comments, "In any mode -- plangent or bawdy, searing or witty -- the poems in this book consistently project both a consummate artistry and an affecting humanity." Despite the author s obvious erudition and formal skills, the poems in The Best Disguise are as accessible as they are affecting and memorable.
author: McLean Susan ASIN or ISBN-10: 0930982681 binding: Hardcover list price: $15.00 USD amazon price: $15.00 USD
From her early childhood in the Dominican Republic, Rhina Espaillat learned the pleasures of traditional lyric poetry with wordplay, repetition, and patterns of sounds that allow for interplay between sound and sense. In this engaging and sensitive collection of poetry, she illuminates what is universal in women's lives and draws our attention to the humanly touching experiences.
author: Rhina P. Espaillat ASIN or ISBN-10: 1931112894 binding: Paperback list price: $15.95 USD amazon price: $15.95 USD