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Bare Branches

By Stephanie Mendel



$18

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"...and yet there was happiness in touching the real," states the final poem of this extraordinary book of grief, life, and praise. Stephanie Mendel is a poet who knows the nectars of transience, and Bare Branches a book that honors and returns reality's touch on the skin, the mind, the heart of our continuing connection to all that is here and all that is not, but once was."
~ Jane Hirshfield

"Goethe said, "Presence is our duty, be it only a moment", knowing how difficult it is to be still and revere. Mendel understands this and so continues to cup her hands around the twin flames of loss and desire. These poems are sometimes so quiet we can hear our own breath."
~ Dorianne Laux

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