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Sublimation Point
Jason Schneiderman

Four Way
2004 • 82 pp. 1 illus. 6 x 9 1/4"
Poetry / Gay Studies

$14.95 Paperback, 978-1-884800-61-0

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“Sublimation Point is like a perfect pop song, making the listener glad to be alive. Jason Schneiderman doesn't strive for complication: he wins us over with rueful plain-speaking. He has Anne Sexton's directness, Max Jacob's eye for incongruity. Tragedy enters the picture, and becomes the frame: nowhere do these poems forget their nemesis, mortality.”Wayne Koestenbaum

“Grave, sweetly questioning, often irreverently funny, Jason Schneiderman's poems about love and death, the Holocaust and family history, self knowledge and self deception give this book a range and tonal variety that is extremely rare for any poet, let alone a first book: Schneiderman has imagined his work broadly, and executed it with great skill, passion, and intelligence.”Tom Sleigh

From the Book:

How can I tell you
that my ancestors are soap,
that I'm descended from soap,

and every morning in the shower
they melt in my hands
and run from my body,

and that as hard as I've tried
there's nothing to hold onto,
nothing that won't rub away.

JASON SCHNEIDERMAN grew up in England, Germany, Maryland and California. He received Bachelors degrees in English and Russian from the University of Maryland, and an MFA in poetry from NYU. He is currently a PhD candidate in English at The Graduate Center at CUNY. Jason teaches Creative Writing at Hofstra University and his translations have appeared in Verse and Modern Poetry in Translation. He has received fellowships from Yaddo and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. Jason lives in New York City with his partner, Michael Broder.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:53:18 -0500