Letters to a Stranger (Paperback)

By Thomas James, Lucie Brock-Broido (Introduction by)

Graywolf Press, 9781555975029, 108pp.

Publication Date: June 24, 2008



The searing collection, a cult favorite for decades, by the late Thomas James

I will last forever. I am not impatient
My skin will wait to greet its old complexions.
I'll lie here till the world swims back again.

About the Author

Thomas James (1946-74) was from Joliet, Illinois. Letters to a Stranger, which won the Theodore Roethke Prize from Poetry Northwest in 1969, was his only book of poetry.

Praise For Letters to a Stranger

Letters to a Stranger is a book of dark intensities and deeply felt connections, both haunted and haunting, at once brooding, sensual and lucid . . . The voice in these poems—painfully lonely and filled with longing, estranged and religious—has stayed with me for more than twenty years. It deserves to be remembered.” —Edward Hirsch, The Washington Post