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Impersonation
Joy Ladin




Sheep Meadow
2015 • 72 pp. 6 1/2 x 9"
Poetry

$17.95 Paperback, 978-1-937679-42-2



“Ladin draws the reader into a world of harsh truths, uncanny beauty, inspired erudition, ironic wit, and cadenced music . . . imagination rules, wedding poetic forms to... [continued in Reviews below]”—Herbert Leibowitz, Parnassus,

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“Impersonation was originally conceived as the first book of a triptych charting gender transition; however, the second and third books in the sequence, Transmigration and Coming to Life, were published first, and this collection kept growing. Impersonation now bookends the sequence, collecting poems written before and after the stages of transition marked by Transmigration and Coming to Life.”—From the Author’s Note

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“Ladin draws the reader into a world of harsh truths, uncanny beauty, inspired erudition, ironic wit, and cadenced music . . . imagination rules, wedding poetic forms to unflinching meditations on human suffering, terror, love, and unbearable loss. Despite the ubiquity of evil and death in her poems, there is, in Yeats’ words, ‘a gaiety transfiguring all that dread.’ —Herbert Leibowitz, Parnassus



JOY LADIN’S previous books published by Sheep Meadow Press are The Definition of Joy, Coming to Life, Transmigration, The Book of Anna, and Alternatives to History. She has also published Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders. She is a professor of English at Stern College of Yeshiva University.



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