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Marilyn Hacker's Winter Numbers is a meditation on death, a collection of painful poems in the wake of losing loved ones to AIDS and cancer. The numbers referred to here are the metronomic beats of passing time, the mile markers on life's journey, the months remaining in a doctor's grim prognosis. The only solace is in connection, as Hacker writes in Year's End: "Underneath the numbers, how lives are braided." Highly recommended for the mortal. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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This seventh volume of poems by NBA winner Hacker was nominated for an NBCC.
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Marilyn Hacker is the author of twelve books of poems, including Names (Norton, 2009) Essays on Departure (Carcanet Press, UK, 2006)and Desesperanto (Norton, 2003). Her twelve volumes of translations from the French include Rachida Madani's Tales of a Severed Head (Yale University Press, 2012) Emmanuel Moses' He and I (Oberlin College Press, 2009), Marie Etienne's King of a Hundred Horsemen (Farrar Strauss and Giroux, 2008) which received the 2009 American PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, and Vénus Khoury-Ghata's Nettles (The Graywolf Press, 2008). She lives in New York and Paris. She is a past recipient of the Lenore Marshall Award, the Poets' Prize, the National Book Award, two Lambda Literary Awards and the PEN Voelcker Award in Poetry in 2010, and is a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. She received the Argana International Poetry Award from the House of Poetry/ Beit as-Sh'ir in Morocco in 2012.

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