The End of Michelangelo

Dan Gerber 

Derek Walcott has written, “It is the fate of poetry to fall in love with the world, in spite of history.” In The End of Michelangelo, Dan Gerber’s poems remind us that the very fact of being alive—of experiencing our fleeting, fragile, existence—is our only source of joy, our only avenue of consolation and compassion.  These poems of late-life experience wake us up, revivify our existence, and nurture our desire to go on living, despite our times, to counter our times, to open ourselves to both beauty and terror, and to Rilke’s reminder that, “No feeling is final.”

ISBN: 9781556596599

Format: Paperback

About the Author

Dan Gerber is the author of more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction, essays, and memoir. He has received the Society of Midland Authors Award, The Mark Twain Award, the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year award in poetry, a Michigan Notable Book Award, the Michigan Author Award, and inclusion in The Best American Poetry, and American Life in Poetry.

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