“Late Wife” by Claudia Emerson

Late Wife: Poems (Southern Messenger Poets Series)Late Wife: Poems by Claudia Emerson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Good poetry takes the acutely personal and finds the universal within, or transforms the abstract general into an imagined and believable local. Late Wife is rich in that good poetry. This volume is well-deserving of the honors it has received. It is the finest of confessional poetry, with beautiful phrases, language that is supple and simple and true. And as good poetry, it rewards rereading.

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