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Before Our Eyes

Lawrence Joseph

Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Visual, auditory, tactile--ever attentive to perception--Lawrence Joseph's third book of poems, Before Our Eyes, generously, almost exotically, blends various tones, atmospheres, and textures into forms of concentrated, pitch-perfect invention. The poet, an astute aesthetician, is also astutely conscious of history, a critical observer of public life. He explores the American identity. He investigates meaning and language. He celebrates the mysteries of beauty and love. The result is a poetry of illuminating effects which captures a profound sense of what it's like to be alive, and what it means to write poetry, in a radically changing times.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Lawrence Joseph

  • Lawrence Joseph is the author of two previous books of poetry, Shouting at No One (1983) and Curriculum Vitae (1983). He is married to the painter Nancy Van Goethem and lives in New York City, where he is professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law.
  • Lawrence Joseph Copyright Robert Buchta
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Before Our Eyes

Lawrence Joseph

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Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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