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Brief Moral History in Blue: Poems (New Issues Poetry & Prose) [Paperback]

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"Beth Roberts' poems are en route and restless, glimpsing, as they do, 'what it is the century requires.' Such glimpses take hard work with a steadying lens and the willingness to stop abruptly, to implicate oneself in the brief, severe clarity that a lens frames. Throughout her impressive first collection, Roberts fights to keep the fine synaptical snap of perception alive amidst the world's relentless desire for 'a long attenuating history.' Of course, to count the cost of true sight and the worth of our hours requires a stubborn belief in language, that 'spectrum of decision' she calls it. It is her original and serious play with this spectrum's wide swerves, its echoes and vortices, seductions and groundings, that compels readers to believe as well." --Lia Purpura

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Pages   54
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.12" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.3"
Weight:   0.33 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 1, 2001
Publisher   New Issues Poetry Press
ISBN  1930974078  
ISBN13  9781930974074  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! As Executive Vice President of Business Affairs for NBC Universal Television and the cable networks USA, SciFi and Bravo, Beth has negotiated talent and program deals with all of the major production studios in Hollywood. Beth speaks around town on entertainment issues, including her annual course at UCLA Extension, "Business Affairs for Television" and guest appearances at USC Annenberg School for Communication. After years of studying several online dating sites and ads, Beth jumped in and posted an ad. She met with 5 men; the fifth is now her husband, Warren.

Beth Roberts currently resides in Rock Island, in the state of Illinois. Beth Roberts was born in 1965.

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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > General
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Single Authors > United States
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Poetry > 20th Century
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Fabulous!  Aug 22, 2001
The poems are often very moving and can startle me into a new perspective. In all books of poetry worth re-reading over and over, each poem here has it's own personality and can be dipped into in many moods. I liked this book very much. p.s. the cover art is also gorgeous.

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