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Rowing with Wings
James Harms

Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

Carnegie Mellon
2017 • 88 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
Poetry / Poetry - American / Poetry - General Subjects

$15.95 Paperback, 978-0-88748-626-5

New Poetry

For the most part plainly spoken, as if in effort to measure memory and answer loss, the poems in Rowing with Wings surround everyday silences with everyday songs, however carefully sung. But if hope is the thing with feathers, then this book is determined to grow wings.

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Reviews / Endorsements

“This is a somber masterpiece. I cannot remember when I have read a book of poems that so nakedly confronted heartache and did so with such intelligence and mastery.” —Lynn Emanuel

“The aptly titled Rowing with Wings engages deeply and honestly with that most basic of social units, the family. Here the tensions between the damage of romantic betrayal and the small sustaining joys of childrearing are fully inhabited. The questions these poems ask are large and universal.”—Jane Mead

JAMES HARMS is the author of eight other books of poetry. He chairs the Department of English at West Virginia University.

Thu, 6 Sep 2018 11:47:32 -0500