The Empty Bed by Rachel Hadas
(Wesleyan Poetry Series)

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Rachel Hadas's new book takes an unflinching look at the loss of friends to AIDS and cancer, and commemorates the despair and rage of those left to grieve for the dead.
 

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Rachel Hadas is the author of numerous books of poetry, essaRachel Hadas is the author of numerous books of poetry, essays, and translations. Most recently she co-edited the antholys, and translations. Most recently she co-edited the anthology The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (W. W. Norton & Coogy The Greek Poets: Homer to the Present (W. W. Norton & Company, 2009); her latest book of poems is THE ACHE OF APPETImpany, 2009); her latest book of poems is THE ACHE OF APPETITE (Copper Beech Press, 2010). Forthcoming in 2011 is a bookTE (Copper Beech Press, 2010). Forthcoming in 2011 is a book of prose about her husband's illness entitled Strange Relat of prose about her husband's illness entitled Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry (Paul Dry Boion: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry (Paul Dry Books). Awarded an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant and a Guggeoks). Awarded an Ingram Merrill Foundation grant and a Guggenheim Fellowship, she lives in New York City and teaches at nheim Fellowship, she lives in New York City and teaches at Rutgers University. Rutgers University.
 
Published March 15, 1995 by Wesleyan. 93 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This new volume combines elegies for recently deceased students with poems on her mother's passing: ``cradle you in my arms, my friend, my mother,/ and read you stories of children/ walking unattended through dark woods.'' The frequent use of vague imagery makes it difficult to picture those whom...

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