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Written by Carol Muske-DukesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Carol Muske-Dukes

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
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  • Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • On Sale: October 12, 2004
  • Price: $12.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-8129-6748-7 (0-8129-6748-8)
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Sparrow, a luminous new volume of poetry by acclaimed poet, novelist, and critic Carol Muske-Dukes, draws the reader into a mesmerizing world of love and loss. In the wake of personal tragedy, the death of her husband, Muske-Dukes asks herself the questions that undergird all of art, all of elegy. “What is the difference between love and grief?” she asks in a poem, finding no answer beyond the image of the sparrow, flitting from Catullus to the contemporary lyric.

Beyond autobiographical narrative, these are stripped-down, passionate meditations on the aligned arts of poetry and acting, the marriage of two artists and their transformative powers of expression and experience. Muske-Dukes has once again shown herself to be, in this profound elegiac collection, one of today’s finest living poets.