NYTBR “Poetry Chronicle” Raves about Rachel Hadas’s THE GOLDEN ROAD!

Her array of metrical forms is impressive too, but she deploys them flexibly so that some seemingly free poems are really measured, with varied line lengths. This powerful, autumnal book ends elegantly: the title poem makes Hadas’s personal story universal through the archetypes of season, sunlight and a curving road, where the speaker sees her son coming the opposite way and grasps how “the living pass the dead.”

NYTBR “Poetry Chronicle” Raves about Rachel Hadas’s THE GOLDEN ROAD!

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