The Last Skin by Barbara Ras

The Last Skin

byBarbara Ras

Paperback | March 30, 2010

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A third collection from a poet whose "beautiful sentences weave the miraculous and mundane into a single, luminous tapestry" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Barbara has won acclaim for fluid and graceful poems that touch on the small occurrences and mysteries of daily life in the hopes of finding the secret meaning beneath them. Both intimate and wide ranging, her work is unafraid of big subjects and big feelings, and sometimes comedic. Her third collection, The Last Skin, extends and develops these qualities, offering landscapes and characters both domestic and exotic, in poignant personal lyrics of precise description that investigate beauty, grief, death, fragility, time, and loss. Here is a poet engaged with the spirit as well as the political, blending the give and take of the world into her own ecstatic rhythms.

About The Author

Barbara Ras’s first book of poems, Bite Every Sorrow, won the Walt Whitman Award in 1997 and the Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She is currently the director of the Trinity University Press in San Antonio.
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Title:The Last SkinFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 5.9 × 0.2 inPublished:March 30, 2010Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143116975

ISBN - 13:9780143116974

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