More Money Than God


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University of Pittsburgh Press
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6.0 X 8.9 X 0.2 inches | 0.25 pounds
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About the Author

Richard Michelson is the author of the poetry collections Battles & Lullabies and Tap Dancing for Relatives. His many children's books have been named among the 10 Best Books of the Year by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and the New Yorker, and among the 12 Best Books of the Decade by Michelson has been a finalist for the Massachusetts Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, the Phillis Wheatley Award, and he is the only author to receive both the Sydney Taylor Gold and Silver Medal from the Association of Jewish Librarians. Michelson owns R. Michelson Galleries, hosts a poetry radio program, and is the current Poet Laureate of Northampton Massachusetts.


"These poems demonstrate what a pleasure it is to read a thoroughly social poet. Even when Michelson isn't laughing, he stands in a noble tradition: the Jewish spiritual comedian. An open-hearted, deeply engaged book."
--Mark Doty
"Some poets wrestle with ghosts. Richard Michelson invites them to sit at the kitchen table, crack jokes, give advice, live and die all over again. By turns philosophical, political, tender, outraged, and funny as hell, Richard Michelson is a poet to remember."
--Martín Espada
"Dramatic encounters with the past, such as what you behold here in Michelson's poetry, often lead to exquisite confessions that ennoble a life. A sparkling treatise about poetry and memory."
--Major Jackson
"Dazzling, smart, and original, More Money than God mixes up the angels and devils of history and hope into realms of greater being. There's something huge going on nearly all the time--as well as something intricately tender too."
--Naomi Shihab Nye
"An examination of the intersections where personal tragedy and global suffering meet. In Michelson's fourth collection, we find poems that seek resolution but settle for meaninglessness, all the while aiming for a little levity."
--Coal Hill Review
"Michelson asks with urgent eloquence how the sweetness of life can be sheltered from the terrors of our time, and what art can make of such a world as ours. His poems are artful, humane, and true."
--Richard Wilbur, winner of the Pulitzer Prize