A Stranger's Mirror: New and Selected Poems 1994-2014

A Stranger's Mirror: New and Selected Poems 1994-2014

Marilyn Hacker


a variety of poems that addresses the quotidian and the worldwide, from certainly one of our so much crucial poets.

Drawing on 20 years worthy of award-winning poetry, Marilyn Hacker's beneficiant decisions in A Stranger's reflect comprise paintings from 4 past volumes in addition to twenty-five new poems, ranging in locale from a solitary bed room to a refugee camp.

In a multiplicity of voices, Hacker engages with translations of French and Francophone poets. Her poems belong to an city international of cafés, bookshops, bridges, site visitors, demonstrations, conversations, and solitudes. From there, Hacker reaches out to different websites and personas: a refugee camp at the Turkish/Syrian border; contrapuntal monologues of a Palestinian and an Israeli poet; intimate and foreign exchanges abbreviated on Skype—perhaps with gunfire within the background.

These poems path via sonnets and ghazals, via sapphics and syllabics, via each historic-organic trend, from renga to rubaiyat to Hayden Carruth's "paragraph." every one can be an implicit dialog with the poets who got here earlier than, or who're writing as we read.

A Stranger's reflect isn't really intended just for poets. those poems belong to somebody who has sought in language an expression and extension of his or her engagement with the world—far off or up shut because the morning's first cup of tea.

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