Facing the Music (Paperback)

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Music in Bruce Berger's poetry is more than subject matter, more than cadence; it is a metaphor for the examined life. In these poems, a man's transformations are measured by the concerts he has witnessed; the depth of a woman's life is revealed by an unfinished painting her son attempts to complete; a composer is gauged by his silences. Berger springs secrets from our uninspected common places. With a compression rare in contemporary poetry, and a leavening wit, he draws the reader toward a subject's interior through its beguiling surface.

About the Author

Bruce Berger is a pianist who has played professionally in the U.S. and Spain and has given benefit concerts in Mexico. He has also given poetry readings in New Delhi and Mumbai and was sent to represent the U.S. at the Mussoorie International Writers' Festival in Northern India. He is the author of Almost an Island, The Telling Distance, and There Was a River. He lives in Aspen, Colorado.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781938633430
ISBN-10: 1938633431
Publisher: Conundrum Press
Publication Date: June 3rd, 2014
Pages: 82
Language: English