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on the way by Ruth Lepson

There are often unabashedly beautiful tones of words, rhyme, the works… A sharp prismatic self-recognition… daylight dreams, as it were, made actual in living color, so that the world is known, and lived in, by a veritable, headstrong human being. —Robert Creeley on Dreaming in Color

These quirky lyrics have an undertow that smacks of lived experience. Not always a pretty experience but sometimes, as in a dream, a beautiful one.
—Charles Bernstein on on the way: new and selected poems

Pure and graceful and deep: it takes much time to come to those three. Here they are. Fragile and objective, the view of the world from here. It is here a person sees when looking. Very clear.
—Fanny Howe on I Went Looking for You


on the way: new & selected poems
by Ruth Lepson

$21.95, paperback, 196 pp
ISBN: 978-1-952335-28-0


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