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ISBN (paperback): 978-1932870596
About the Book
Ruth L. Schwartz has reached a level of poetic maturity that we’re used to seeing only in the best of our American poetry… reaching after and trying to understand the natural world and her place therein, and modulating her poems with a subtle, ghostly music which has the capacity to lull us into understanding more about ourselves and about the wonderful ambiguities of living life most fully.
– Bruce Weigl
This numinous, deep-hearted collection explores the redemptive quality of love – and its ability to hold even the hardest facts of physical life, disability and death in its enormous arms. These are generous poems. They deliver that most amazing of gifts: a faith that can be trusted, because it is not blind.
– Alison Luterman
About the Author
Ruth L. Schwartz’s Dear Good Naked Morning was the winner of the 2004 Autumn House Poetry Prize. Her three previous books of poems are Edgewater (HarperCollins, 2002), selected by Jane Hirshfield as a 2001 National Poetry Series winner; Singular Bodies (Anhinga 2001), winner of the 2000 Anhinga Prize for Poetry; and Accordion Breathing and Dancing (University of Pittsburgh Press 1996), chosen by William Matthews for the 1994 Associated Writing Program Competition. She currently lives in Oakland, California where she has a private practice in Depth Hypnosis and Shamanic Counseling.