Collection of poetry. 101 poems. 125 pages (138 pages perfectbound paperback).
The Beautiful Losses tells stories. They may be set in today’s world, the deep past, the far future, on distant planets, or in alternate and quite implausible histories. Like all stories they involve conflict. They may occur within one person, for every self is a mixtape of narratives. What you won’t find are the endless elegies for the poet’s own parents or childhood that typify contemporary poetry. Reality, these poems say, is one thing: it’s reflected in, and reflects, your most secret fantasies; it contains desire, and all feared or desired futures. Hopefully, reading some of these poems, you’ll laugh. — Frederick Pollack
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