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Men Women and Ghosts New from Debora Gregera special poet in every sense PoetryIn her eighth book of poetry Debora Greger travels not just the present but the past looking for some strange place to call home She takes a taxi to Stonehenge She writes letters to Li Po and Tu Fu Shakespeare and Jane Austen always seeking out the beast that is man and the beast that is woman She explores both the remoteness of the past those radioactive fifties that were her childhood and the weight of itor better the responsibility of it These modern travelers talesmusing insistent marvelousplace one womans collection of pasts into a world inhabited by Horace Chekhov the bank vault of England and the giant octopus of Puget Sound

About the Author: Debora Greger

Men Women and Ghosts 2008 and her work has been included in issues of Best American Poetry As a reviewer for Publishers Weekly observed Greger “rarely rejoices though she can surely console; her pruned back autumnal sensibility and her balanced lines suit the scenes she portrays” Her poetry has been included in six volumes of The Best American Poetry and she has exhibited her artwork at several galleries and museums across the country She also has a poem on Poetry 180 in number 42 Her work appeared in Paris Review The Nation Poetry and The New CriterionDebora Greger lives in Gainesville Florida and Cambridge England with her life partner the poet and critic

3 thoughts on “Men Women and Ghosts

  1. says:

    The book's atmosphere is spectral and its poems are typically lynch pinned by memory elegy or both continually searching for an answer to a uestion that is posed in Her Posthumous Life a poem about a secret lover of Keats' What am I to a dead poet? Answering this can result in a tendency of Greger to dwell or ponder and never pass as she chooses to expand on specks of moments There is a distinct risk of pretension in the self aggrandizing nonfictive uality of these poems w

  2. says:

    As you know poetry must be read out loud to get the full impact of words painstakingly put together to form a story In Gregor's work this is no exception In some cases words can sound like bricks falling down a staircase The trick is to figure out are the steps made of concrete wood or metal

  3. says:

    I can't complain about these poems but can't rave about them either

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