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Vanishing Horizon Paperback – March 7, 2011
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Vanishing Horizon is full of gritty and graceful intelligence. Consistently and sumptuously detailed, these poems amount to a kind of landscape of the soul, that aspect of self that runs the gauntlet weathers, wearies, kneels then grins and keeps on. It s hard to make a way in this world, to see clearly without coming to deep despair. This book is good light. --Tim Seibles,
There is more here than deft and nifty story telling. There is ethos and pathos here too of the old kind, when the poet manages a balance between thinking and feeling that allows these poems to be genuine and modest at the same time. And there is humor here, an honest chuckling at one s own stupid fate. Most importantly, there is a raw reckoning of the self in its sometimes most vulnerable states that s at the heart of our best poetry. --Bruce Weigl (from Graffiti Heart)
About the Author
Gerry LaFemina is the author of six collections of poetry, including GRAFFITI HEART (winner of the Anthony Piccione Prize in Poetry), THE WINDOW FACING WINTER, THE PARAKEETS OF BROOKLYN (winner of the Bordighera Prize), and VANISHING HORIZON; two collections of prose poems; and WISH LIST, a collection of short stories. A former punk musician and a former member of the Associated Writing Programs Board of Directors, he directs the Frostburg Center for Creative Writing at Frostburg State University, where he also teaches. He divides his time between Maryland and New York.
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