By Marie Ponsot
(Knopf, Paperback, 9780375711879, 96pp.)
Publication Date: May 17, 2011
Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover
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A “delightful” (Poetry), celebratory volume of late-life poems from the award-winning octogenarian Marie Ponsot.
Marie Ponsot is the author of six collections of poetry. Professor Emerita of English at Queens College, CUNY, she teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and at the New School in Manhattan. Her awards include the Phi Beta Kappa Medal, the Shaughnessy Prize of the Modern Language Association, and the Poetry Society of America’s Frost Medal for lifetime achievement. She lives in New York City.
“Few poets are as infectiously joyful to read as Marie Ponsot . . . a woman whose cliché- bashing wit and experience only seem to make her fresh, almost childlike wonderment in the world around her . . . that much more arresting.”