Poetry. Limited Edition. In seven numbered sections, this is a long poem about love, but atypically, philosophy, ghosts, dreams, even Ruskin enter the scene and, like multiple doors in a long corridor, some of these elements advance the theme and some initially interrupt only to extend and enrich the flow of speech, ideas, and imagination into a world that only Lawrence Raab could make believable and enjoyable.When I was a boy I tried to believe in heaven,to accept the process of punishmentand reward, which led to the idea that nothingwould ever truly be lost. I wasn t successful.Limited to 340 copies letterpress printed from handset Kennerley metal types onto 80 lb. Neenah's recycled Environment Felt text, sewn by hand, bound with a wraparound cover of Wassau Royal Fiber Thyme. This is Adastra's 96th title since 1979.
Lawrence Raab was born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, and received a BA from Middlebury College and an MA from Syracuse University. He is author of eight collections of poems, including What We Don't Know About Each Other and MISTAKING EACH OTHER FOR GHOSTS (Tupelo Press, 2015), both finalists for the National Book Award. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Massachusetts Council on the Arts, and Guggenheim Foundation as well as numerous residencies at Yaddo and MacDowell. He teaches literature and writing at Williams College.Author City: WILLIAMSTOWN, MA USA