Twin Cities

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Twin Cities

By Carol Muske-Dukes

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143119647, 84pp.

Publication Date: May 31, 2011

A sophisticated and lyrical new collection from one of today's finest living poets.
Carol Muske-Dukes is an acclaimed novelist and poet whose latest collection, "Sparrow," a haunting elegy for her late husband, was a finalist for the National Book Award. "Twin Cities" is an emotionally rich book of poems about how things double-by reflection, by reproduction, by severance. The poems embark from the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, divided by a legendary river, and move on to the parallel histories of a life lived and a life imagined-and the random intersection of the two. Lit by loss, these moving poems navigate between the poles of love and grief, curse and blessing, abandonment and rescue-they are two, and they are one.