Silver Roses by Rachel Wetzsteon
(Karen & Michael Braziller Books)

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"Rachel Wetzsteon achieves maturity and mastery in this poignant collection."—Harold Bloom

This bittersweet posthumous collection solidifies Rachel Wetzsteon's place among the most talented poets of her generation. Written with her characteristic wit, incisiveness, and flair, it confirms her as a peerless flaneuse of New York City, a skeptical yet large-hearted bookworm with spot-on takes about culture, love, and loss.

About Rachel Wetzsteon

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Rachel Wetzsteon's collections include Sakura Park and Silver Roses. At the time of her death, she was the poetry editor of The New Republic and lived in New York City.
Published December 14, 2010 by Persea. 104 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Gifts for wry humor, stanzaic and rhyming forms, and literary allusion animate the best parts of this sometimes sparkling fourth and final collection from Wetzsteon, who built up a serious reputation (in part for light verse) before she took her own life in December 2009.

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Open Letters Monthly

In “May Poles” Wetzsteon laments the death of a poet-friend by facing up to “the scarlet henchmen of sad ways / who carved such trenches in your mind / but cannot touch the brilliant, kind / and joyful trace you left behind.” This may also be true of Wetzsteon, as Schulman will have us believe, b...

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