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Realm of the Possible
Sharon Dolin

Four Way
2004 • 96 pp. 6 x 9 1/4"

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-57-3

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“At one level, these poems provide the rich, patient narrative of a tapestry: Here is a woman weeping on the subway. Here are jeans hanging in the light and air of a foreign city. Here are chairs, coffee-cups, fountains, and roasted almonds. But the strength of this book is that, in poem after poem, the tapestry changes to a living, hurtful theatre: the poems keep breaking their won elegant surface to reveal the shadows of loss and memory and fear. These fine poems pull the reader in—enchanting disturbing, and consoling, all at the same time.”Eavan Boland

“Far-traveling in both interior and outer realms, Sharon Dolin’s poetry ranges from the exploration of love, loss, and mourning to the unexpected kinships of New York daily life to the spiritual celebration of new motherhood. Realm of the Possible is a book of hard-won recognitions and sensuous praises, precise, moving and replete with a life spoken full, a world given name
in all its parts.”
Jane Hirshfield

From the Book:

Little no-name beach I return to four years later with you has a name and water as blue as the finest ultramarine of the painters of the cinquecento (that's where it all gathers and remains) as in the sky to lose myself if not for you who waits at the shore reading- Panama hat on head: my personal steeple my true north my great fish of the air

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