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Little Kisses - (Phoenix Poets) by Lloyd Schwartz (Paperback)
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It has been seventeen years since Lloyd Schwartz has published a book of original poems, so there is much anticipation from his fans. In Little Kisses, Schwartz takes his characteristic tragi-comic view of life to some unexpected and sometimes disturbing places. Here we find heart-breaking and comic poems about personal loss (the mysterious disappearance of his oldest friend, for example, or his mother’s failing memory, or a precious gold ring gone missing); uneasy love poems and poems about family; and poems about identity, travel, and art—with all their potentially recuperative powers. The book also contains some memorable translations, jokes, and wordplay, as well as formal surprises, all of which Schwartz’s readers have come to relish in his verse. His books have been all too few and far between; this new one after so very long is sure to be greeted by an eager readership.