These Many Rooms
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With the speaker of Bosselaar’s poems, we move through dark rooms of grief, finding our way into the light of quiet solitude.
Praise For These Many Rooms…
“. . . . In language that’s simultaneously inventive and plainspoken, Bosselaar charges the ordinary world with the electricity of memory and emotion, so that we feel the missing person’s presence everywhere. These Many Rooms is moving, profound, and unforgettable, not the least because it shows us how beauty can be both a solace and a wound. This is a book I’ll return to again and again.” —Chase Twichell
“. . . . In These Many Rooms, Laure-Anne Bosselaar breaks open this silence, writing frankly and with sublime grace on this difficult walk. As she chronicles life after the sudden passing of her husband, the wonderful poet Kurt Brown, we are offered an intricately detailed map of that half-lit wilderness each person must enter when confronted by overwhelming loss.” —Tim Seibles
Four Way Books, 9781945588273, 86pp.
Publication Date: February 15, 2019
About the Author
The Poet Laureate of Santa Barbara, CA, Laure-Anne Bosselaar is the author of These Many Rooms, The Hour Between Dog and Wolf, Small Gods of Grief, and A New Hunger, an ALA Notable Book. She is the winner of the 2001 Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry. Her poetry was featured on Poetry Daily, The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Garrison Keillor’s “A Writer’s Almanac,” and in Orion, Georgia Review, Ploughshares, and Harvard Review. The editor of four anthologies and a Pushcart Prize recipient, she has taught at Sarah Lawrence College and UCSB. Currently, she teaches at the Low Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program of Pine Manor College in Boston.