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Blue Guide
Lee Briccetti

Publication date: March 6, 2018


Stahlecker Selections

Four Way
2018 • 68 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry / Poetry - American / Poetry - Women Authors

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-96-3



From ancient Rome to post-9/11 Manhattan, Briccetti’s keenly-observed poems connect us to the lives of those around us

In Blue Guide, Lee Briccetti is as much archeologist as tour guide as she excavates the layers of her life and reassembles the shards into poems that are stunning in their lyric wisdom. She moves easily, albeit restlessly, between past and present and here and there, from the streets of ancient Rome to post-9/11 lower Manhattan, ultimately concluding that “The dead / always tell us live.” Through this journey, she constructs a new architecture of the soul that realizes “In this happiness we build each other—”

Reviews / Endorsements



“...It’s remarkable how necessary and helpful these poems feel. Blue Guide is riveting, wondrously wellcrafted, elegant, intelligent, a beacon to travel by.  Follow this light.” —Naomi Shihab Nye

“There are so many reasons to praise Lee Briccetti’s Blue Guide!...she possesses a strength so lavish she can limit it.”—Tom Sleigh



LEE BRICCETTI is the long-time Executive Director of Poets House, a national poetry library and literary center in New York City. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, she received an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Poetry and a poetry fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Briccetti has been awarded residencies at MacDowell, The Millay Colony and the American Academy in Rome. She is also the author of Day Mark (Four Way Books 2005).



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