Poetry. DAUGHTERS OF THE ALPHABET is Robert Richman's second collection of poetry, after his successful debut VOICE ON THE WIND. In this new work, Richman focuses on ideas, engaging the ideas of other writers, as well as intimate poems about family and children. "Richman's elegant poems—marked by a playful intelligence and emotional richness - opt for maturity over flash, complexity over the quick fix. His splendid book amply proves that the race, as he writes, 'is won not by the fastest / but by the one who runs most beautifully'"—David Yezzi. Richman's poems have appeared in a wide variety of magazines, from Poetry, The Paris Review, and The New Republic to The Hudson Review, Southwest Review, and The Yale Review.