Once

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Product Details
Price
$15.95
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
89
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.3 X 8.2 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393343946
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About the Author
Meghan O'Rourke is the author of the collections Sun in Days, Halflife, and Once, as well as a memoir, The Long Goodbye. A former editor at The New Yorker, she has served as culture editor and literary critic for Slate, poetry editor for the Paris Review, and is currently the editor of The Yale Review. Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Poetry, the New Republic, and Poetry, among others. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Radcliffe Fellowship, and other awards, she lives in Brooklyn.
Reviews
A lovely book of poems revealing the ephemeral nature of life in all its transparency . . . moving, tender, and real . . . the poems achieve their poignancy by way of honesty, nothing less.
Accessible yet sharp-edged . . . a moving exploration of loss and redemption.
A fugue of death and resurrection with emotions like a heart-shaped trap.
The only way out of a first-rate poem is its ending, so strong is its pull on the reader's attention. Meghan O'Rourke writes this kind of poem again and again, releasing us only after her poems have fully cast their spell.--Billy Collins