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Human Line, The
Ellen Bass
$15.00 paperback
978-1-55659-255-3
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Human Line, The
Ellen Bass

In her book, The Human Line, Santa Cruz poet Ellen Bass takes on many of the crucial moral issues of our times, and she delights with portrayals of life’s endearing absurdities.

With a deft touch and a sure voice, she offers homage to each transient moment, and  reminds us to treasure the small, the plain, the surprising—those instances that lash us to the human condition.

 

 

 

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For Human Line, The, Ellen Bass

"There are some lovely poems in The Human Line... poems that cut deep into our sense of self and of primal relationships."—Carolyn Kizer

"What Randall Jarrell said about life can be said about the poems in The Human Line: they move with 'an unforced joy, an unwilling sadness.'"—Harvard Review

"Bass offers poetry that we need to hear now, poetry that renders a complex but accessible portrait of what it is to be human. Her poetry consoles and stands up for what is necessary, nourishing, life-enhancing, and just. It is a well-made prayer for peace in the guise of art."—American Book Review

"Bass makes the personal political and the political personal, and she does it with an unerring poetic ear."—Calyx

"The book as a whole works much the same way as the opening poem, focusing first on the ordinary, but then evolving to a higher, richer level of experience. Bass moves the reader from poems about her mother's death, through the details of her own childhood into ever-widening concerns of the human condition... her metaphorical language simply takes one's breath away..."—Redactions

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