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    Distributor: Random House, Inc. Availability: On Sale Date:Feb 19, 2019 Carton Quantity:28 $35.95 CAD
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A Passing Bell
Ghazals for Tina
By (author): Paul Kane
9780807600252 Hardcover English General Trade POETRY / Subjects & Themes / Death, Grief, Loss Feb 19, 2019
$35.95 CAD
Active 7.3 x 9.3 x 0.5 in | 0.69 lb 80 pages WW Norton George Braziller Publishers
A renowned American poet utilizes the poetic form of the classic Persian ghazal to deal with the untimely passing of his wife.

In the tradition of long-poem elegies—like Tennyson’s In Memoriam, Thomas Hardy’s verses to his wife and, more recently, Edward Hirsch’s Gabriel, A Passing Bell, about the untimely passing of the poet’s wife gives a shape to grief. In a pilgrimage we all undertake eventually, Kane’s poetry offers luminous sorrow and the glimmering possibility of joy restored.

Paul Kane is a poet and critic who has published six collections of poems and a dozen other books. He has received a Fulbright award, Guggenheim and NEA Fellowships and grants from the Mellon Foundation. He is general editor of The Braziller Series of Australian Poets, and is currently Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Vassar College. He lives in Warwick, New York.

I love the way that Paul Kane’s deep and passionate sequence marks the passages of grief, its waves and recurrences.  It’s a genuine testament, a long love poem, a holding on and letting go, a brave and inconsolable book that is somehow consoling.  I am deeply touched by it.—Edward Hirsch

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