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Little Kisses

Lloyd Schwartz

Little Kisses

Lloyd Schwartz

78 pages | 6 x 9 | © 2017
Paper $18.00 ISBN: 9780226458274 Published April 2017
E-book $18.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226458304 Published April 2017
Called “the master of the poetic one-liner” by the New York Times, acclaimed poet and critic Lloyd Schwartz takes his characteristic tragicomic view of life to some unexpected and disturbing places in this, his fourth book of poetry. Here are poignant and comic poems about personal loss—the mysterious disappearance of his oldest friend, his mother’s failing memory, a precious gold ring gone missing—along with uneasy love poems and poems about family, identity, travel, and art with all of its potentially recuperative power. Humane, deeply moving, and curiously hopeful, these poems are distinguished by their unsentimental but heartbreaking tenderness, pitch-perfect ear for dialogue, formal surprises, and exuberant sense of humor.
Contents
Acknowledgments
Little Kisses
My Other Grandmother
Lost Causes
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The Conductor
Goldring
City of Dreams
*
Dreams
Crossword
Six Words
Is Light Enough?
New Name
La Valse
Howl
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Affonso Romano de Sant’Anna: Music for My Ashes
Two Mineiro Poems on the Love of Death
Music for My Ashes
Getting Ready the House
They Are Moving Along
Viktor Neborak: Fish
Affonso Romano de Sant’Anna: Tehran Spring
On the Rooftops of Iran
Zayande (“The One Who Gives Life”)
Tehran Spring
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If You Lived Here You’d Be Home Now
Small Airport in Brazil
In Flight
Cut-Up
To My Oldest Friend, Whose Silence Is Like a Death
Two Plays
Jerry Garcia in a Somerville Parking Lot
Notes
Review Quotes
Boston Globe
"There’s a dreaminess to the collection...the sense of conversations with people from prior parts of life in moments just before waking."
The Arts Fuse
"In his poetry, Schwartz creates a warm and likable persona who uses verse as a means of dealing with a difficult world. Reading Little Kisses is reassuring – and that is a valuable attribute given the times we are living in."
 
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