Archeology of Desire



“Sagan’s richly sensual writing blends elements of mature insight with deeply felt experience. These are poems of an examined life with moments of Zen clarity throughout. It is, in fact, the clarity that drives these poems. The language is careful but deliberate, exquisitely crafted and emotionally moving. One gets the sense that her desire to write poetry comes from the desire to give permanent voice to something in the experience of life – to find ourselves spoken for in art gives dignity to our pain, our anger, our lust, and our losses. This is what poetry is about. When Miriam Sagan casts her imaginative eye on something, it stares back.”—Jeanie C. Williams, Southwest Book Views

Miriam Sagan

Publication Date: October 1, 2001

Genre/Imprint: Poetry, Red Hen Press

$8.95 Tradepaper

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ISBN: 1-888996-32-3

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The New York Resident reviews Archeology of Desire

Archeology of Desire Miriam Sagan. Red Hen (CDC, dist.), $8.95 (56p) ISBN 1-888996-32-3 Newly published poetry, which is the focus of this week’s column, rarely receives the level of attention […]