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Brief Moral History in Blue (New Issues Poetry & Prose) Paperback – January 1, 2001

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Product Details

  • Series: New Issues Poetry & Prose
  • Paperback: 60 pages
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose; 1st edition (January 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930974078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930974074
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 6.2 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,076,097 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Robert’s faith in the renovating powers of lyric tradition is as anxious as it is necessary." -- Mark Levine

"The panorama, depicted in several poems as coming from the inside of an automobile looking out, is dazzling, blurred ... cartoon-ish." -- Jacket #19-October 2002 Book Review by L.S. Klatt for Beth Roberts, Brief Moral History in Blue

About the Author

Beth Roberts was born in Chicago but spent most of her early years in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. She has received a BA in English from Western Michigan University and her MFA from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. Her poems have been published in Black Warrior Review, the Gettysburg Review, Indiana Review, The Iowa Review, New England Review, and elsewhere. She an individual artist’s fellowship in 1999 from the Illinois Arts Council. Beth Roberts works as a freelance writer and lives in Illinois.

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By A Customer on August 21, 2001
Format: Paperback
The poems are often very moving and can startle me into a new perspective. In all books of poetry worth re-reading over and over, each poem here has it's own personality and can be dipped into in many moods. I liked this book very much. p.s. the cover art is also gorgeous.
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