Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sneak Preview from PWP: HEAVENLY BODIES Poems by Richard Marx Weinraub

HEAVENLY BODIES Poems by Richard Marx Weinraub (Poet Wear Prada, November 2008)

Poems by Richard Marx Weinraub
Illustrations by Roxanne Hoffman
(Poets Wear Prada, November 2008)
ISBN 978-0-9817678-4-0
(soft cover/19 pp.)
$10.00 (+ $1.50 S&H)

The poems in HEAVENLY BODIES deftly blend mythology, cosmology, and family romance (or are these all the same?) into a mix at once familiar and strange. Cool and precise, Weinraub's poems never miss a beat or waste a word.
—Rachel Hadas, author of River of Forgetfulness and Halfway Down the Hall.

Like the planets they contemplate, these poems, while rotating on their own axis, orbit around the stars of birth, desire, and death. Though they are transfixed by celestial rocks, they are also moved by the smell of quinces, pears, and apples. Cool alabaster on the outside, inside they are made of “Galilean sea.” This slender collection encompasses, to paraphrase Yeats, the heavens in a womb.
—Jee Leong Koh, Author of Payday Loans.

This is a book to remind us of the age-old task of the poet. The poems in HEAVENLY BODIES find in familiar words a genealogy that leads back to miracles and myths. Weinraub's wry association of ancient miracles and contemporary life refresh our language and sharpen the taste of experience.
—Peter Wood, Professor Emeritus, The College of New Jersey.

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