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One Season Behind
Sarah Rosenblatt

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2007 • 72 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-466-7

A collection of poems by Sarah Rosenblatt.

Sarah Rosenblatt’s One Season Behind is an insightful look at the way life sneaks up on us, and time moves so gently, that we awaken one morning, and find the leaves have turned. She savors the innocence of our children’s questions, reflects on our feelings as we watch their lives unfold, and ponders the contrast between our parents and ourselves. She tenderly observes, the everyday details, like the play of sunlight on a sleeping cat’s back, and asks the questions we all ask as we move through our days, trying to catch up with time’s changes, and yearning for things to stay as they are. An engaging read that will leave the reader reflecting on the movement of their own lives, and rereading the pieces that touch them the most.

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Reviews / Endorsements

"Sarah Rosenblatt writes about things we all know—sun, light, wind, children, rumpled domestic interiors—in poetry with the brightness and buoyancy of Soutine's landscapes. Though there are shadows, the mood is predominantly joyful in its unquestioning acceptance of the rules we live by."—John Ashbery

"William Carlos Williams smiles with delight from the Great Beyond at the astonishing 'minute particulars' in Sarah Rosenblatt's new book One Season Behind. It is chock-full of epiphanous vignettes of family life and human drama. Her poems are sunlight transfigured through prisms hanging in windows casting dancing rainbows of perfectly demarked primary colors on metaphysical walls."—Antler

"Sarah Rosenblatt's marvelous poems in One Season Behind have the naturalness and immediacy of casual experience. They endow everyday household interiors with the light and freedom of the outside world, and they imbue external settings and landscapes with the easy intimacy of the indoors."—John Koethe

SARAH ROSENBLATT received her MFA in creative writing from Brooklyn College. She has a master's degree in social work and is a child and family therapist, counseling children who have been abused and neglected. Her poems have appeared in The Clark Street Review, Free Verse, Ploughshares, Poetry East, The Portland Review, as well as in the anthology American Poetry: The Next Generation. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband, artist and songwriter Craig Stone, and her two children, Cal and Jake.

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