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Ghost in a Red Hat


Rosanna Warren (Author, Boston University)


"An important poet . . . beyond the achievement of all but a double handful of living American poets."—Harold Bloom

In her fifth book of poetry, Rosanna Warren explores the political and the personal through myth, history, elegy, and erotic lyric. Starting from a childhood memory of her mother, the poems contemplate wreckage and sorrow in family life, in Hurricane Katrina, and in the Trojan War, but also moments of eerie blessing.

from "Mediterranean"
     There was something I wanted to say, at the age of twelve,
     some question she hadn't answered,
     and yesterday, so clearly seeing her pace before me
     it rose again to the tip of my tongue, and the mystery was
     not that she walked there, ten years after her death,
     but that she vanished, and let twilight take her place-

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • March 2011
  • ISBN 978-0-393-08006-3
  • 5.9 × 8.6 in / 107 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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  1. Book CoverGhost in a Red Hat: Poems


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