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In this collection of selected poems from 2001-2014, Ilene Starger grapples with compelling, personal yet universal subjects: love, mortality, desire, and the stubborn pull of memory. Part poetic memoir, part poetic fiction, Forgive Me if None of This is True reveals this poet's ongoing 'conversations' with those who are present; with those who are not; with the self. Sophisticated, poignant, and often laced with wit, these poems constitute a unique travelogue to places which can be found on maps, and those mapped by the human heart and mind. Highly respected authors have described Starger's poetry as "searing"; "luminous and serene"; "wise, compassionate and transfixing."
|Publisher:||Rara Avis Books|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.33(d)|
About the Author
Ilene Starger's poetry has appeared in numerous print and online publications. In 2008, Finishing Line Press published her chapbook Lethe, Postponed. In 2010, ten of her poems were set to music and performed in concert at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Starger writes in other genres, and is currently at work on her next book. She is also a casting director for film, television and theatre productions. She lives in New York.