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That Fall Aug 7, 2008
This is the fourth full-length collection from one of America's award-winning poets and his second title with Salmon. The "fall" of That Fall is really many falls. It is the season, of course, but also the runway approach of an airplane, the setting of the sun, the steady beat of rain. The fall from innocence, from health, from grace. Plunge of the Coney Island parachute ride, pratfall down steep stairs, descent into silence, madness, sleep. These 56 poems display an extraordinary range of texture, tone and subject matter, from passionate poems about childhood and AIDS to sardonic, surreal snapshots of our times. These are poems which want us to laugh and cry -- more often than not, at the same time.
About the Author
Paul Genega is the author of four full-length collections of poetry and four chapbooks. Over a twenty-five year career, his poems have appeared in scores of periodicals, including POETRY, WASHINGTON REVIEW and JOE SOAP'S CANOE. He has also read his work in a variety of settings, such as the The Folger Shakespeare Library, the Geraldine Dodge Poetry Festival and A Different Light Bookstore, San Francisco. Among his awards is the Charles Angoff Award of THE LITERARY REVIEW and an individual fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches at Bloomfield College, New Jersey, where he is currently Chair of the Faculty, and lives along the Hudson in Stuyvesant, New York.