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Caroline Finkelstein

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
1999 • 64 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-297-7

A collection of poetry by Caroline Finkelstein.

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“In joy and in fury, in ‘righteous anger,’ the poems of Caroline Finkelstein’s brilliant third book offer their ironic depositions, their passionate briefs: time after time giving testimony to silken delights and iron duties, old world betrayals, new world promisesa rose of composite stone, ‘flare of ruby’ on the lover’s throat—each ‘fierce particular’ weighed on the scale of the scalded heart. In their leaps of ‘wild dark illogic,’ their ecstatic anxieties and lyric intensities, their broken couplets and shattered symmetries, their ‘marry(ing of) wildness to shape,’ these passionate poems of divorce and desire remind me of the fierce devotion to truth, fealty to beauty of her great precursors—Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson.”—L. S. Asekoff

“These is a deep injury in this poetry, which can bruise the skin that handles it, yet the language is artful, brocade not denim, unashamedly beautiful, contrasting with but not concealing the pain of suffering under an achieved sensuous art.”—Donald Brown, Boston Review

CAROLINE FINKELSTEIN’s two previous collections of poems are Windows Facing East and Germany. She has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Massachusetts Artist’s Fellowship Program, the Vermont Council on the Arts, and the Arvon Foundation. During 1998, she spent a year in Florence, Italy, as an Amy Lowell Traveling Scholar.

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