THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY: Poems

THE MAN WHO GOT AWAY: Poems

Grace Cavalieri

New Academia Publishing/Scarith Books, 2014
92 Pages
ISBN 978-0-9904471-3-9 paperback

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About the author

Grace Cavalieri has written 17 books and chapbooks of poems, and 26 produced plays. Her most recent book of poems is The Mandate of Heaven (Bordighera Press.) She holds the 1993 & 2013 Allen Ginsberg Awards for poetry, the Pen Syndicated Fiction Award, the Bordighera Poetry Award, the Columbia Award, The Paterson Award, a CPB Silver Medal, among others. She was the 2013 recipient of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs George Garrett Award "for Outstanding Service in Literature.”  She founded and still produces "The Poet and the Poem," now recorded at the Library of Congress for public radio, celebrating 37 years on-air. She is poetry columnist/ reviewer for The Washington Independent Review of Books.

About the book

“This is a book of poems— more than a literary exercise—a document, testament, memorial for someone I met when I was 13 years old, and knew my entire life. Ken Flynn and I were married almost 60 years when he left me.

 

Each poem is a note in a diary of loss. The words  ‘dead’ and ‘death’ appear more than I would otherwise allow in my writing but honest emotions called these poems forth.  In fact I have forgiven myself for many things so that I can make my feelings permanent.”

―Grace Cavalieri