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Roy Jacobstein

The Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry
Ronald Wallace, General Editor

Winner of the 2002 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry
Selected by Edward Hirsch

"Nothing in Roy Jacobstein's large experience––a union barbershop in mid-century Detroit, the obstetrics ward in a Cambodian refugee camp, the 'befuddlement' of childhood, the wisdom of the nursing child, the lab, the boardroom, the luminous common heritage of the printed page––nothing appears to have been lost on him or, thanks to him, on us. In a world beset with loss, this exhilarating, mindful, compassionate book allows us the dream of wholeness. It is tonic for the soul. It is (of how many books can this be said?) from poem to poem and vista to vista, good company."
—Linda Gregerson

Roy Jacobstein is a physician and former official of the United States Agency for International Development. He has received the Randall Jarrell Prize for his chapbook Blue Numbers, Red Life and has been a finalist for the Academy of American Poets' Walt Whitman Award. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Acts of Contortion
Anna George Meek

Winner of the 2002 Brittingham Prize in Poetry, selected by Edward Hirsch

cover of Ripe is a photo of a grouping of ceramic suns

September 2002
LC: 2002004976 PS
72 pp.      6 x 9

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