The Leaving: New and Selected Poems

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The Leaving: New and Selected Poems

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Sue Ellen Thompson’s poems are wondrous creations of the real world of love and loss and desire—full of humor, full of tender precision. A single poem can meticulously and vividly contain the collapse of a marital or family history, or recreate a long desire. Her work is a delight.
—MICHAEL ONDAATJE

Sue Ellen Thompson, while delineating the personal, never forgets that it’s arrangement, pacing, attention to sonics, that makes a poem a poem. Thus we are as engaged by the interplay of her language as we are by what it conveys. The vagaries of a love affair are offered from just the right distance, permitting insight to mingle with artfulness of narrative timing and the framing of effects. The Leaving is a pleasure and an achievement
—STEPHEN DUNN

Sue Ellen Thompson is the author of The Leaving: New & Selected Poems and The Golden Hour, both published by Autumn House; she is also the editor of The Autumn House Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, First Edition. Her work has been included in the Best American Poetry series and recently won a Pushcart Prize. She has been a Robert Frost […]

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