Book Launch for Rachel Hadas's The Golden Road

Date and Time: 
February 1, 2013 - 6:00PM
Event Location: 
Poets House
Admission: 
Free and Open to the Public

Please join us in celebrating the launch of The Golden Road a new book by Rachel Hadas

The evening will feature a reading beginning at 6pm, followed by a reception and signing. All are welcome!

Rachel Hadas is a professor of English at the Newark College of Arts and Sciences of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. She is also a poet, translator, and essayist. Her most recent books are The Ache of Appetite (2010), a collection of poems; and Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry (2011).

A central theme of The Golden Road is the prolonged dementia of the poet’s husband. But Rachel Hadas’s new collection sets the loneliness of progressive loss in the context of the continuities that sustain her: reading, writing, and memory; familiar places; and the rich texture of a life fully lived. These poems are meticulously observed, nimble in their deployment of a range of forms, and capacious in their range of reference. They take us to a Greek island, to Carl Schurz Park in New York City, to an old house in Vermont, to a performance of Macbeth, and to the neurology floor of a hospital. Hadas finds beauty in all those places. The Golden Road laments, but it also celebrates.

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

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