Just Once: New and Previous Poems

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Just Once: New and Previous Poems

Currently out of stock.

Selected by Naomi Shihab Nye as the Winner of the 2003 Maurice English Poetry Award

One relishes his jauntiness, his ever-varied grammatical attack, and the wiry suppleness of his phrasing.
—RICHARD WILBUR

A voice like his is badly needed in our time for its clarity…its sense of mystery and transcendence.
—PETER MAKUCK, The Laurel Review 

Sam Hazo has perfect pitch, taking experiences of everyday life and translating them into songs at once familiar and surprising.
—JANE ALEXANDER, Former Chair, National Endowment of the Arts 

Samuel Hazo is the author of poetry, fiction, essays, various works of translation and four plays. Governor Robert Casey named him Pennsylvania’s first State Poet 1993. He served until 2003. From his first book, through the National Book Award finalist Once for the Last Bandit, to his newest poems, he explores themes of mortality and love, passion […]

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