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The Children Are Reading
Gabriel Fried



Stahlecker Selections

Four Way
2017 • 88 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / Poetry - Family / Poetry - General Subjects

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-94-9



"As multilayered as the finest fables, stories that are simultaneously about innocence, illusion, and its loss, and the power of storytelling itself."—Publisher's Weekly

These poems are written through the lens and with the cadences of children (or adults trying to remember being children)

The Children Are Reading inhabits childhood spaces, physical and imaginative, through the looking-glass of grown-up longing.

Reviews / Endorsements



“I know of no contemporary poet who captures the mystery of childhood with as much accuracy, force, and empathy as Gabriel Fried….”—Catherine Barnett

“…Gabriel Fried beautifully conjures the myriad ways we imagine our kids will come to harm, the strangers they are to us, and the quicksand of childhood that mires some souls.”—Susan Wheeler



GABRIEL FRIED is the author of Making the New Lamb Take, winner of the Kathryn A. Morton Prize, which was named a top poetry collection of 2007 by Foreword Reviews and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. He is also the editor of an anthology, Heart of the Order: Baseball Poems, and longtime poetry editor of Persea Books. He teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Missouri.



Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:48:55 -0500