The Walk to Cefalù


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$18.95  $17.62
Cornerstone Press
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.26 inches | 0.33 pounds
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About the Author

Lynne Viti, a native of Baltimore, is a lecturer emerita in the Writing Program at Wellesley College. A graduate of Mercy High School and Barnard College, she is the daughter of a Highlandtown tavern owner and a schoolteacher. Her previous books are Baltimore Girls, The Glamorganshire Bible, and Going Too Fast: Stories. She blogs at


"In the very first poem of The Walk to Cefalù, Lynne Viti both recollects her childhood and announces her MO: 'Beneath each tale, I sensed another/-a truer-story, an alternative text/a painful experience smoothed over.' Telling that 'alternative' story behind the story-the tender elegy beneath the smoothed over surface-'that's my job.' In these engaging, intelligent, and touching poems, Viti fulfills her admirable intentions."

-Lloyd Schwartz, author of Who's on First?: New and Selected Poems

"Viti's poems are beautiful, eloquent, and they speak about a life lived. A life examined. Her memories take us on a journey."

-Gloria Mindock, author of Ash

"Viti mines rich veins of memory and experience to bring us vivid moments, both recent and past, with the wisdom and grace of a poet who has navigated-and survived-this wild, dangerous, and beautiful world."

-Matt Hohner, author of Thresholds and Other Poems

"Lynne Viti honors life. . . . This is a book 'to help us map/the deepest, most human things.'"

-J.D. Scrimgeour, author of Lifting the Turtle