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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company (May 17, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393331415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393331417
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.6 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,030,467 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Deceptively simple, casually precise, stylishly candid-these are the earmarks of a Pastan poem." Washington Post"

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LINDA PASTAN is the recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Robin Friedman HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 8, 2013
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Linda Pastan (b. 1932) served as the Poet Laureate of Maryland from 1991 -- 1995. She lives in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and I have always been interested in her simply by virtue of geographical proximity. She has a deserved national rather than merely local reputation for readers of poetry. I have read some of Pastan's works before, but this is my first review of her poems here on Amazon. Pastan has published more than 12 volumes of poetry, including this relatively recent book, "Queen of a Rainy Country" (2006), which consists of approximately 65 short poems.

Pastan's poems are simple, restrained, and concise. Most of the poems are unrhymed in relatively short lines. They are non-academic and accessible. Many of the poems have an autobiographical tone and celebrate, on one level, every day life domesticity, love, and the pleasures of life in a wooded, peaceful, almost rural community.

The poems in this book are divided into five sections and involve several broad themes. The daughter of immigrants, Pastan meditates upon her past and upon the lives of her parents in the early poems in this collection, including "A Tourist at Ellis Island", "Maiden Name", and "To my Imaginary Siblings."

Married love constitutes a second major theme of these poems, as there are works celebrating both the 48th and the 50th wedding anniversaries. In the latter poem "50 years" Pastan reflects on her own mortality and that of her husband. In the earlier poem, "A Perilous Safety: Anniversary Letter, the poet reflects on the slow, steady nature of her happily married life:

"And so I must/learn continually,/or we both must learn,or/we both are learning still/that passion is more/than a conflagration.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MaryV on October 14, 2012
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Linda Pastan's poems are accessible and thought-provoking and best of all,universal. It is the ordinary that becomes extraordinary, and sometime unforgettable in these poems. Keep the volume on your night stand, for some reflection before retiring.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Wahlert on August 24, 2008
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Linda Pastan does it again.... gathers us in to evereyday experiences and emotions. In reading her life, we find ours.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Helsing on July 10, 2008
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Wonderful poetry! Linda Pastan writes with skill, sensitivity, and a simplicity of style that is not simplistic but subtle. One of my favorite poets.
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