Phased II (Paperback)

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By Kunihiko Mizutani (Illustrator), George Held
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A new chapbook of poems about the moon for poetry and moon lovers alike: "These poems remind all of us, whether we're poets or not, how much we need and desire the moon, which is always with us. I love how Held's moon takes on human attributes, sometimes amenable, sometimes not - perhaps best displayed in the ending lines of the poem 'Menses': 'Think I can't / influence the tides or drive / men mad? Ask my lovers.' This is exactly the type of moon we want hovering over the city and its environs - tough when necessary like the inhabitants themselves. No, the moon won't pay our rent, but it's ours for free - full-throated and alive. Or as Held says about his relationship with the moon: 'Even Sandy / Can't take that / Away from we.' The moon in all its colors would agree." - Tim Suermondt, ELECTION NIGHT AND THE FIVE SATINS (Glass Lyre Press, 20I6) "Here the moon becomes a mirror, the articulation of a life. In the same way the ocean tells us what the moon is feeling, these poems reveal the poetic speaker's soul." - Robert Carlos Garcia, founder of Get Fresh Books LLC, MELANCOL A (Cervana Barva Press, 2016)

About the Author

An eight-time Pushcart Prize nominee and a three-year Fulbright lecturer in Czechoslovakia, George Held taught English at Queens College for 37 years. His poems, short stories, book reviews, and translations have appeared in over a hundred publications including "Circumference," "Commonweal," "Confrontation," and "Notre Dame Review," and on Garrison Keillor's "A Writer's Almanac," as well as in more than forty anthologies. Held's nineteen poetry collections include "Bleak Splendor," "After Shakespeare: Selected Sonnets," and the "Neighbors" series, animal poems for children, illustrated by Joung Un Kim. George lives in Greenwich Village with his wife, Cheryl.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780997981100
ISBN-10: 0997981105
Publisher: Poets Wear Prada
Publication Date: October 18th, 2016
Pages: 40
Language: English