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Product Details

  • Series: New Issues Poetry & Prose
  • Paperback: 85 pages
  • Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose (January 1, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1930974345
  • ISBN-13: 978-1930974340
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 6 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,182,549 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An intelligent, generous spirit roams these poems, embracing the world in all its grief, intransigence, and glory." -- Barbara Ras, author of Bite Every Sorrow

"Restraint and skill merge with genuine anguish to create poems that are sure to hold and move us." -- Conrad Hilberry

About the Author

Gail Martin, a Michigan native, grew up in Flint. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Rattle, Primavera, Poetry Northwest and Folio. Martin was selected by Alice Fulton as the 1999 Winner of the National Poet Hunt sponsored by The MacGuffin.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 17, 2004
Format: Paperback
Gail Martin's poetry is brave and honest and treats pain with such beautiful language a reader is transported. Gail has a deft touch with humor also in several of her poems. I loved reading this collection over and over and will be very eager to follow this poet's continued success. Do yourself a big favor and buy this collection. You can't help but love her "Beckon Road" series and the wonderful "God Vacuums the Pool" etc. series. The poems all share a wisdom and grace born from looking at pain with a clear eye.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Wendy Baum on August 18, 2004
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The first stanza of The Tenth Muse continues to "bring me to my knees." Gail expresses in a few lines the excruciating pain of loving someone who is suffering from a mental disorder. By authentically and generously sharing her humanity she offers us the spiritual teaching and healing of knowing that we are not alone.
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By Edward Vidaurre on May 2, 2013
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I always carry a few books of poetry around. they make me feel good having them at arms reach to pull out anytime. Hourglass Heart by Gail Martin is sometimes squeezed between Lorca and Langston Hughes. "Anniversary"-"Marriage"-and the "Women of..." collection are golden.
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