Little Kisses by Lloyd Schwartz

Little Kisses

byLloyd Schwartz

Paperback | April 3, 2017

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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.

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Lloyd Schwartz is the Frederick S. Troy Professor of English at the University of Massachusetts Boston, the commentator on classical music and the visual arts for National Public Radio’s Fresh Air, and a noted Elizabeth Bishop scholar. In 1994, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Criticism. His books of poetry include Cairo Traffic a...
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Title:Little KissesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.6 inPublished:April 3, 2017Publisher:University of Chicago PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:022645827X

ISBN - 13:9780226458274

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Little Kisses
My Other Grandmother
Lost Causes
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The Conductor
Goldring
City of Dreams
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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

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"There’s a dreaminess to the collection...the sense of conversations with people from prior parts of life in moments just before waking."