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The End of Desire

Jill Bialosky


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Jill Bialosky's first collection of poems is an exceptional one--moving, very accomplished, marked by an unflinching realism and a sharply observant eye combined with great technical skill. Childhood and adolescence shattered by a father's death and the struggles of a mother to raise her daughters are among its concerns. The poems have a dignity and magic that are quite distinctive.

Praise For The End of Desire

"Quiet poems. Like whispers in a fierce forest. Bialosky has given us things we shall never be able to forget."
--Hayden Carruth

Knopf, 9780679766063, 88pp.

Publication Date: January 19, 1999

About the Author

Jill Bialosky was born in Cleveland, Ohio. she studied at Ohio University and received a Masters of Arts degree from the Writing Seminars at The Johns Hopkins University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from The University of Iowa's Writers Workshop. Her poems have been published in many magazines, including "Partisan Review" and "TriQuarterly," and have received a number of awards. She is currently an editor at W. W. Norton & Company and lives in New York City.