Ultimatum from Paradise (Paperback)
LSU Press, 9780807158067, 98pp.
Publication Date: October 13, 2014
In this collection, Jacqueline Osherow gives us perfectly formed, musical poems that glide between the worlds of art, architecture, literature, and religion. Traveling through Europe, Tel Aviv, and New York, Osherow observes with a keen eye the details of objects-beautiful buildings and ancient artifacts-and of the conversations and interactions she has with others. Finely constructed and always engaging, her poems uncover the startling truths of memory and coax our own forgotten moments from the recesses of the mind.
About the Author
Jacqueline Osherow is Distinguished Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Utah and the author of six previous books of poems. She has won many honors for her work, including the Witter Bynner Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters and a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.