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Sally's Hair: Poems
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date April 1, 2006
Pages 82
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060789435
ISBN-10 0060789433
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $24.95
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A new collection of elegiac poetry from the author of North Point North examines the transitory nature of everyday human experience and the creative power of humankind, in such works as 'Eros and the Everyday,' 'The Unlasting,' 'The Maquiladoras,' and 'Poetry and the War.' 10,000 first printing.
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Let me stay there for a while, while evening

Gathers in the sky and daylight lingers on the hills.

There's something in the air, something I can't quite see,

Hiding behind this stock of images, this language

Culled from all the poems I've ever loved.

John Koethe's remarkable gift to readers is an elegiac poetry that explores the transitory nature of ordinary human experience. The beautiful poems in this new collection celebrate the creative power of human beings, the only weapon we possess against time's relentless "slow approach to anonymity and death."

Of all Koethe's books, SALLY'S HAIR is probably his most human and various. He is well known for his meditative lyrics and this volume begins with a brilliant series of such poems, among them "Eros and the Everyday." This is followed by "The Unlasting," a long poem devoted to time and experience, and a third section comprised of more public poems, some of them political, such as "The Maquiladoras" and "Poetry and the War." This perceptive, luminescent collection concludes with a group of vivid and conversational poems, recollections, including the gems "Proust" and "HAMLET."



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from Harpercollins (April 1, 2006)
9780060789435 | details & prices | 82 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $24.95
About: A new collection of elegiac poetry from the author of North Point North examines the transitory nature of everyday human experience and the creative power of humankind, in such works as 'Eros and the Everyday,' 'The Unlasting,' 'The Maquiladoras,' and 'Poetry and the War.
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Reprint edition from Perennial (April 1, 2007)
9780061176272 | details & prices | 82 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.32 lbs | List price $14.99
About: A new collection of elegiac poetry from the author of North Point North examines the transitory nature of everyday human experience and the creative power of humankind, in such works as 'Eros and the Everyday,' 'The Unlasting,' 'The Maquiladoras,' and 'Poetry and the War.

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