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Sleeping Woman
Herbert Scott

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2005 • 88 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-430-8

A collection of poems by Herbert Scott.

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"Herbert Scott's Sleeping Woman, like its title, gently but firmly envelops you without your realizing it, leading you past the sheen of days well-observed into a life where the view is at angles and the vision brave. Sleeping Woman bespeaks a perspective both sought and endured. The character of this speaker, manifest in his speech, reminds us that a grounded imagination like Scott's is able to express an otherwise inexpressible sense of life and death."—Marvin Bell

"Herb Scott's passionate lyrics demand to know what is possible. They ask the big Questions in language that's spare, modest, elegant in its phrasing, and steely in its resolve to turn toward, rather than away from, whatever pain it discovers. they ask what beauty is, and God, and memory. They ask how love survives. They're also refreshingly straightforward and plainspoken; so many contemporary poems hide behind willful strangeness, as if their subjects were so profound, so complex, that human language must fracture or dissolve as it draws near the mysteries. There's none of that posing here. Tender and curious, these marvelous, understated poems take us straight to the hearts of their subjects."—Chase Twichell

HERBERT SCOTT is the founding editor of New Issues Poetry & Prose. His books of poetry include Disguises (1974), Groceries (1976), and Durations (1984). His limited-edition letterpress book, In the Palm of Space, came out from Sutton Hoo Press in 2001. He teaches at Western Michigan University, where he is the Gwen Frostic Professor of Creative Writing.

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