Second Childhood

Second Childhood

The new poetry collection by Fanny Howe, whose "body of work seems larger, stranger, and more permanent with each new book she publishes" (Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize citation)

People want to be poets for reasons that have little to do with language.

It's the life of the poet that they want.

Even the glow of loneliness and humiliation.

To walk in the gutter with a bottle of wine.

Some people's lives are more poetic than a poem,

and Francis is certainly one of these.

I know,… (more)

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Publisher: Graywolf Press (November 18, 2014)

Collection: Graywolf Press

Language: English


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