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"A New Poet"
from Linda Pastan's
Heroes in Disguise

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Linda Pastan,
poet laureate of Maryland from 1991 through 1994, has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and from the Maryland Arts Council. She has won the Dylan Thomas Award, the Di Castagnola Award, The Bess Hokin Prize of Poetry magazine, the Virginia Faulkner Award from Prairie Schooner, and a Pushcart Prize. A Fraction of Darkness won the Maurice English Award; PM/AM: New and Selected Poems was a nominee for the National Book Award; and The Imperfect Paradise was nominated for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Pastan lives in Potomac, Maryland. (Photo Credit: Goodman/Van Riper Photography)

About Heroes in Disguise...
In her eighth collection, Linda Pastan touches upon themes of family, children, time and loss, and the beauty of nature. "Let the eye enlarge with all it beholds," she says in the opening poem; she becomes a seer, as the San Francisco Review of Books has said, "returning to the role of the poet as it served the human race for centuries: to fuel our thinking, show us our world in new ways, and to get us to feel more intensely."

"A keen awareness of our place in the cyclic nature of life is the theme that dominates this remarkably clear-sighted and gracefully written collection... Highly recommended."
Library Journal, on Heroes in Disguise

"Pastan 'unveils' the past and tries to imagine the 'indelible future,' while fiercely clinging to the seam of the present."
Washington Post Book World, on Heroes in Disguise.

Heroes in Disguise
by Linda Pastan
ISBN#: 0-393-30922-3

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Books available by Linda Pastan:
Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems, 1968-1998 — Hardcover
Heroes in Disguise: Poems — Hardcover
Heroes in Disguise: Poems — Paperback
An Early Afterlife: Poems — Hardcover
An Early Afterlife: Poems — Paperback
Imperfect Paradise — Hardcover

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