Coupon
Ghost in a Red Hat
by Rosanna Warren


Overview - from "Mediterranean There was something I wanted to say, at the age of twelve, some question she hadn't answered and yesterday, so clearly seeing her pace before m it rose again to the tip of my tongue, and the mystery wa not that she walked there, ten years after her death but that she vanished, and let twilight take her place "  Read more...

 
Hardcover
  • $24.95
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 19.96
Sorry: This item is not currently available.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 16 copies from $2.99
 
 
 

More About Ghost in a Red Hat by Rosanna Warren
 
 
 
Overview
from "Mediterranean There was something I wanted to say, at the age of twelve, some question she hadn't answered and yesterday, so clearly seeing her pace before m it rose again to the tip of my tongue, and the mystery wa not that she walked there, ten years after her death but that she vanished, and let twilight take her place"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780393080063
  • ISBN-10: 0393080064
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • Publish Date: March 2011
  • Page Count: 107


Related Categories

Books > Poetry > American - General

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

Publishers Weekly® Reviews

  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2010-12-20
  • Reviewer: Staff

Warren's fifth book of poetry spans a wide range of topics, from classical mythology to personal traumas to both real and imagined histories. Warren approaches each subject with great directness. "I am willing to be rewritten," she says, and, "as long as the danger lived outside/ me I couldn't write it." These poems struggle to take others' pain in and then articulate it. One group of poems remembers her friend the poet and editor Deborah Tall: "We touched hands, touched cheeks, as much/ to ascertain we still had bodies as to show/ the courtesies of separation." Warren revives Frederick Law Olmsted, the landscape architect who famously designed Central Park, with the same intimacy she uses to recall memories of her loved ones in the extended meditation "Earthworks," which intertwines Olmsted's biography with quotes from Emerson's essays. And while the book is often elegiac, the poems are not without a kind of dark humor: "I still have one good eye, and when I squint,/ you wouldn't believe what I see." (Mar.)

 
BAM Customer Reviews