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Blue Rose

Blue Rose by Carol Muske-Dukes
Apr 03, 2018 | 80 Pages
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Advance Praise for Blue Rose
“Poems of keen attunement . . . Muske-Dukes wields a finely calibrated matter-of-factness shot through with frissons of wonder as she reports on the shifting elements of dark and light in everyday moments, and tracks the physics of feeling – attraction and repulsion, chaos and sudden, rare, fleeting clarity.” –Donna Seaman, ALA Booklist

“Scathing intelligence and an open heart: the most difficult combination in the world, and bountifully manifest on every page. In the birth room, at the death bed, beneath the falling ash of a California wildfire, before the whole, hurt spectacle of an imperiled and beloved world, these poems remind us what it’s truly like to see and feel. And oh, the achieved musicianship: every image and abutment, every syllable and turn of diction earns its place in the cadence of the whole. These poems arrive like a life line.”  –Linda Gregerson

“Much of Muske-Dukes’s verse kneads at the hardships of womanhood . . . nearly every poem heaves with grief or torment or even, at times, profound love.” –Caitlin Youngquist, The Paris Review

Praise for Carol Muske-Dukes’ most recent collection, Twin Cities:

“In Twin Cities Carol Muske-Dukes traverses geographical borders, political fault lines and personal thresholds . . . the lighter voice in this collection is sometimes heartbreakingly lovely, while the darker voice is bold and edgy.” The Washington Post

“Like the fabric of any individual’s experience, or like the map of any city, the shape of this book shifts and recombines when seen from any one perspective.  But at the same time, the poems stay firmly grounded in their emotional depths.  And this is what makes Muske-Dukes such a vital poet.” The Los Angeles Review of Books

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