True Faith (Paperback)
BOA Editions, 9781934414828, 96pp.
Publication Date: April 10, 2012
"Despite the rapids these poems navigate, each poem has an internal cohesiveness that cannot have been easy to achieve."--Dana Wilde, Bangor Daily News
"The human voice is captured beautifully as one can almost hear the fist pounding the podium--or kitchen table--at the end of each line."--Gently Read Literature
"Nowhere else in American poetry do I come across a passion, a cunning, and a joy greater than his. And a deadly accuracy. I see him as one of the supreme poets of his generation."-Gerald Stern
The poems in True Faith are earthy, lyrical, honest, and empathic in a style that is both gritty and urbane. With wry humor, Ira Sadoff's latest collection addresses family, faith, and the quiet joys of aging.
Ira Sadoff currently teaches in the MFA program at Drew University and serves as the Arthur Jeremiah Roberts professor of English at Colby College in Maine.
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Praise For True Faith…
The remembering minds in these poems bounce from one probing question or self-abrasive feeling to another with a sort of Kafka-like cohesive disjointureThere is something reassuring and anxious about the fashioning of coherence out of utter confusion.”BDN Maine Living