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Poetry. The poems in BABY GRAND both mourn and praise, and weave these twin impulses into haunting beauty. Everywhere Louise Schneider looks, and her gaze is wide, she finds both loss and renewal. In the title poem, a young pianist receives an instrument already marked by age, "the way a body collects its injuries, teeth marks, chips, and sun fade." To risk everything, as these elegant subtle poems remind us, is to be human.
Louise Schneider was the Chief of Child Psychiatry at a major hospital and clinic until her retirement in 2016, when she resumed her study of poetry, attending classes in the Creative Writing Department of San Francisco State as well as participating in writing groups. Originally from New Jersey, Louise lives in San Francisco with her husband. BABY GRAND is her first book of poetry.Author City: SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA