Heart Murmur

Heart Murmur

by Michael LaSorsa Steffen

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BORDIGHERA POETRY PRIZE • 11
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THE SOnIA RAIZISS-GIOP CHARITABlE FOunDATIOn
The poems of Heart Murmur are richly talky and utterly authentic, one moment wry and self-deprecating and the next astonishingly open-hearted. I honor this book for its celebration of our foolish hopes, our crazed and enlivening appetites.
- Nancy Eimers
Heart Murmer is an electric storm of language running a gauntlet of feeling from grief to gallows humor that left me astonished. Steffen burns the solipsistic personal at the stake. - Roger Weingarten
Steffen scrupulously avoids flamboyance, the sort of surface dazzle we find in poems that, like the stereotypical Chinese meal, are immediately appealing but leave us hungry instants later. His plain style approach allows his insights, as it were, to sneak up on us . . . until we discover ourselves (how did it happen?) in a world so full of pathos that we catch our breaths. - Sydney Lea

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781599540122
Publisher: Bordighera Press
Publication date: 10/01/2009
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)

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