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ISBN-10: 1556595840
ISBN-13: 9781556595844
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publish Date: 02/18/2020
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.30" H

44 Poems for You

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Playwright Sarah Ruhl’s first book of poetry, 44 Poems for You, offers poems that form a subtle, personal meditation on family, motherhood, and loss. With a finely tuned ear for language, Ruhl’s poetry sings with a humbling honesty about what it means to share our lives with others and with those who form our hollows: a miscarriage, a close friend lost to cancer, and the sublimity of nature. She delves into womanhood through the physical reality of the everyday, and shows us life through her hands–making terrariums or jam with her husband, holding a child, grasping the counter as she bleeds. Succinct and contemplative, generous and wise, Sarah Ruhl–one of the greatest contemporary playwrights working today–addresses these poems to you.

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"Passionate. Show-stopping. Daringly over-the-top and impressively consistent in its delirious excess." – New Haven Advocate

"Ruhl has found the time to ask the right questions; it's up to us to make time to think about her – and our – answers." –The New York Times

"Touching, inventive, invigoratingly compact, and luminously liquid..." –San Francisco Chronicle

"Sarah Ruhl is her usual unfailingly elegant, unbeatably witty self, cleverly braiding her own brand-name wit with Woolf's." –New York Magazine

"In bold, incisive strokes, she advocates for the creation of art that captures the "humor and the desperation of life," and for the observation that the tiniest details, in the hope that smallness can "wreak transformation at the most vulnerable, cellular level... in order to banish the goliath of loneliness."' –Publishers Weekly

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ISBN-10: 1556595840
ISBN-13: 9781556595844
Publisher: Copper Canyon Press
Publish Date: 02/18/2020
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.30" H
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