Traveling Light (Paperback)


By Linda Pastan

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393342680, 96pp.

Publication Date: July 2, 2012

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Hardcover (1/31/2011)

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“Dark rhyming lyrics about love and impending loss. The poems may shake you, so be forewarned.”—Alan Cheuse, NPR

“[Linda Pastan’s] poems are skillfully written with lovely syntax and strong, evocative imagery. Surprising readers with subject and an occasional rhyme, Pastan proves once again that, 12 books later, she is a poet who can ground us, who can astound us. Essential reading for poetry lovers.”—Library Journal

About the Author

Linda Pastan's many awards include the Maurice English Award, the Radcliffe College Distinguished Alumni Award, and the 2003 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The former poet laureate of Maryland, she is the author of fourteen books of poetry—the latest of which, Insomnia, won the Towson University Prize for Literature. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.