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ISBN (paperback): 978-1-932870-49-7
About the Book
In a poem called “Born,” Gigi Marks writes: “Because there are/ places that disappear, the ones that/ I go back to stand out in relief.” These short but potent poems revisit such places with insight, emotional precision, and a true poet’s eye.
– Linda Pastan
There is a quiet loveliness to these poems. Gigi Marks writes, in a voice that almost sings, and with the simplest, gentlest words, of sheltering and being sheltered. With the graceful delicacy of her poems, Marks reminds us, gently and without sentimentality, of what’s truly important in our lives.
– Irene Willis
These are gorgeous poems, full of earthen grace and intelligence. I love how, reading them, I feel embodied–feet, arms, skin, the presence of my daughter–all alive and new.
– Lyanda Lynn Haupt
About the Author
Gigi Marks was born and grew up in New York City. Her first book of poems, What We Need, was published in 1998. Since then, her poems have been published in Best American Poetry, 100 American Poets Against the War, and literary magazines such as Green Mountains Review, Lilith, Northwest Review, and Poetry. Currently, Gigi Marks teaches writing at Ithaca College. She lives with her husband and four children in Ithaca, New York.