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Rebecca Reilly

Stahlecker Selections

Four Way
2015 • 228 pp. 6 x 9"
Poetry - Women Authors

$15.95 Paperback, 978-1-935536-58-1

Repetition weaves a mesmeric spell…”—Wayne Koestenbaum

A memoir of grief after a father’s death set in Paris, New York, and Berlin

Repetition is a poetic memoir of a daughter’s grief after her father’s death, as told to a loved one. These meditative prose poems journey through Paris, New York and Berlin on bike rides “to watch the tower sparkle in the distance” and on walks “past the zoo in the dark, the animals calling.” Paul Celan and Gertrude Stein accompany the daughter through her grief until the speaker can finally say, “it’s enough—you can go now.”

Reviews / Endorsements

“This is an uncontainable, beautiful book.”—Susan Wheeler

"Reilly maintains a control over language that is characteristic of the best poets and an insistence on insight that is familiar from great nonfiction, resulting in a text sworn to its own striking beauty."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

REBECCA REILLY teaches creative writing at The New School, and is a doctoral candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center. She taught for a number of years at The University of Paris, at Nanterre, and has taught at The New School, Parsons Paris, as well as Humboldt University in Berlin.

Tue, 15 May 2018 13:31:03 -0500