The Surveyors

Product Number: EB00691578
Released: Aug 22, 2017
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781524732677
Publisher: Knopf
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A beautiful new collection from Mary Jo Salter brings us poems of puzzlement and acceptance in the face of life's surprises. "I'm still alive and now I'm in Bratislava," says the speaker of one of Salter's poems, as she travels with her unlikely late-in-life love, a military man. She never expected to be here, to know someone like him, to be parted from her previous life; how did it happen? Time is hurtling, but these poems try to slow it down to examine its curious by-products-the prints of DUrer, an Afghan carpet, photographs of people we've lost. The title poem, a crown of sonnets, takes up key moments in the poet's past, the quirky advent of poetic inspiration, and the seemingly sci-fi future of the universe. Throughout, in a tone of ironic wonderment, placing rich new love poems alongside some inevitable poems of leavetaking, Salter invites the reader to weigh and ponder the way things have turned out-for herself, for all of us-in this new century, and perhaps to conclude, as she does, "That's funny...? From the Hardcover edition.

Author(s): Mary Jo Salter
Genre: Poetry, Romance
Original Publish Date: Aug 22, 2017

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