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This "wholly attractive volume" that brings together twenty-five years of "elegantly shaped and voiced creations" (William Pritchard, "The Boston Globe") offers a generous sampling of Mary Jo Salter's five previous award-winning volumes and a collection of superb new poems. A mid-career retrospective of one of the major poets of her generation.
About the Author
In addition to the chapbook LOST ORIGINALS (Literary House Press, 2013), Mary Jo Salter is the author of seven collections of poetry, all published by Alfred A. Knopf, including the 2013 volume Nothing By Design. She is also a lyricist and playwright, and the author of a children's book, The Moon Comes Home. A former poetry editor of The New Republic, she is a co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Poetry. Having taught at Mount Holyoke College for many years, she is now Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in the Humanities at The Writing Seminars of Johns Hopkins University. She lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
“Only a few poets transcend the history of taste to participate in the history of art—and only in a handful of poems. Salter has been struck by lightning more than once.” —James Longenbach, The New York Times Book Review
“Poems that are deeply human, brilliantly realized, and refreshingly perceptive.” —Julie Hale, BookPage