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Where Are We in This Story?
Sarah Rosenblatt

Carnegie Mellon Classic Contemporary Series: Poetry

Carnegie Mellon
2016 • 80 pp. 22 illus. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-613-5

New Poetry with drawings by Suzanne Rosenblatt

Sarah Rosenblatt laments, celebrates and questions the meaning of the ongoing story of time. Seasons speak but don’t recognize us. Time creeps through the windows in the same way it did with our ancestors. Light shines through and touches hope and sweetness but this is only fleeting, leaving us to a vast sky that doesn’t name us or our troubles. Leaves on the trees watch, hold and rot. The collection challenges the guts and touches the heart and soul of being alive in a story in which we are challenged to find meaning.

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Reviews / Endorsements

Refreshingly iconoclastic and vigorous poetry.”—John Ashbery

“Where Are We in This Story? rushes at the reader like a precocious child, an experience both disconcerting and exhilarating, as are all fresh looks at a familiar world. By turns playful and biting, (these poems) refuse to stay put for very long. At times they appear as if they will skitter and waft off the page in celebration of life.” —John Marino, San Juan Star

“Light itself is a hero. Often . . . it falls on an aging and softening world. These poems are filled with longing and accommodation. Also humor. And love. The drawings are like Sarah’s poems: fleeting and intimate. I love these poems. They deepened and delighted me.”—Crocker Stephenson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

“Rosenblatt’s lovely (volume) is a chronicle of dailiness. In short, attentive poems that are perfectly poised and transparent, she traces the passage of time in the middle of life so closely and so tenderly that it feels timeless.”—John Koethe

SARAH ROSENBLATT received an MFA from Brooklyn College, and an MSW from the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. She is child and family therapist and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This is her third book of poems.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:37:31 -0500