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  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Plain View Press (November 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1891386522
  • ISBN-13: 978-1891386527
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 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: #6,829,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bruce Taylor, Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, is the author of seven collections of poetry, and editor of eight anthologies including Wisconsin Poetry, and, with Patti See, Higher Learning: Reading and Writing about College. His poetry and translations have appeared in such places as Able Muse, The Chicago Review, The Columbia Review, The Cortland Review, The Formalist, The Nation, The New York Quarterly, Poetry, Rattle, Rosebud and Writer's Almanac.

He has won awards and fellowships from the Wisconsin Arts Board, Fulbright-Hayes, the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Council of Wisconsin Writers, and the Bush Artist Foundation.

He lives in Lake Hallie, Wisconsin with his wife, the writer Patti See.


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I love poetry that is besotted with sound, with music, but never loses its human dimension too. These lush but spare poems are infused with light, sorrow, dailiness, and with the specter of life's end. Who was it who said that every lyric poem is somehow about death? Well, every well-lived life is somehow lived with the constant knowledge that we don't have forever to get ourselves right or half-happy. These poems are about glimpses of light and humanity flickering even as the end looms. The second half of the book contains some of the best poems I have read in forever.
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