Shiva's Drum (National Poetry Series) (Paperback)

By Stephen Cramer

University of Illinois Press, 9780252072048, 88pp.

Publication Date: October 8, 2004

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Departing from simple observations of the people and setting around him-- neighbors, friends, and lovers in New York City--Stephen Cramer's Shiva's Drum explores personal and familial relationships set to the rhythms of jazz in an urban landscape. Though comfortable at the edge, these poems deal with reality and move forward by transforming pain into beauty. 

About the Author

Stephen Cramer  has published in numerous journals, including Atlanta Review, Crab Orchard Review, Mid-American Review, and Quarterly West. He is a contributing editor to Barrow Street, and works at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.