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Stupid Hope: Poems

Stupid Hope: Poems

by Jason Shinder


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The final collection by the late Jason Shinder, "one of the finest of our new poets" (Gerald Stern)

I close my eyes and try to remember

when I was unopposed, when I started to die,

buoyant, fragrant, shuddering with love.

—from "Before"

Jason Shinder's last poems are his moving testimonies to poetry, love, and friendship. With power, clarity, and disarming humor, the poems confront grief and mortality with a humility and fortitude that come only "with hope, stupid hope." Stupid Hope is Shinder's wry, penetrating, and wise farewell.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555975333
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 08/04/2009
Edition description: Original
Pages: 88
Sales rank: 846,917
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Jason Shinder (1955–2008) was the author of two previous poetry collections and the editor of The Poem That Changed America: "Howl" Fifty Years Later. He directed the YMCA National Writer's Voice and taught at the Writing Seminars at Bennington College.

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