The Best Disguise

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The Best Disguise by Susan McLean, recipient of the 2009 Richard Wilbur Award, is a remarkable collection of varied lyric poems that examine contemporary life with wit, insight, and a profound intensity. As Philip Dacey comments, "In any mode -- plangent or bawdy, searing or witty -- the poems in this book consistently project both a consummate artistry and an affecting humanity." Despite the author s obvious erudition and formal skills, the poems in The Best Disguise are as accessible as they are affecting and memorable. As Dacey points out, the poems have "a poignancy that owes much to McLean s belief in the paradox that aesthetic freedom can derive from formal constraints." This is an extraordinary first book by a mature and important poetic voice.

cover of The Best Disguiseauthor: McLean
ASIN or ISBN-10: 0930982681
binding: Hardcover
list price: $15.00 USD
amazon price: $15.00 USD