Letters to A Stranger

Letters to A Stranger

Book - 2008
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The searing collection, a cult favorite for decades, by the late Thomas James

I will last forever. I am not impatient--
My skin will wait to greet its old complexions.
I'll lie here till the world swims back again.
--from "Mummy of a Lady Named Jemutesonekh"

Thomas James's Letters to a Stranger --originally published in 1973, shortly before James's suicide--has become one of the underground classics of contemporary poetry. In this new edition, with an introduction by Lucie Brock-Broido and four of James's poems never before published in book form, this fraught and moving masterpiece is at last available.

Letters to a Stranger is a new book in the Graywolf Poetry Re/View Series, edited by Mark Doty, dedicated to bringing essential books of contemporary American poetry back into print.

Published: Saint Paul, MN : Graywolf Press, 2008.
ISBN: 9781555975029
Branch Call Number: 811.54 JAM
Characteristics: xxvi, 108 p. ;,23 cm.


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