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A driven immigrant father, an old poet, Isaac Babel in the author’s dreamsPhilip Schultz gives voice to failures in poems that are direct and wry. He evokes other lives, toofamily, beaches, dogs, the pleasures of marriage, New York City in the 1970s, "when nobody got up before noon, wore a suit/or joined anything"and a mind struggling with revolutions both interior and exterior. Failure is a superb new collection from one of America’s great poets.One called him a nobody.No, I said, he was a failure.You can’t remembera nobody’s name, that’s whythey’re called nobodies.Failures are unforgettable.from "FAILURE"
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Failure, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, is Philip Schultz's most personal and ambitious collection to date. With wry, deft touch, Schultz gives voice to failure in poems that are bittersweet and fierce, wonderous and direct, and brillantly provocative. Failure is a collection to savor from one of America's most engaging and uncompromising poets.… (more)