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Late Psalm
Betsy Sholl

The University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series

A call and response between hope and despair

"Imagine how Dante would have written if he were the daughter of Thelonious Monk and Mother Jones and you might have some idea of what Betsy Sholl's Late Psalm is like—a jazzy, heartfelt, no-nonsense Divine Comedy with a social conscience."
—David Jauss, author of You Are Not Here

"Sholl's descriptive powers are amazing: 'the flesh of swordfish swirls like wood grain / around a knot' or 'A moment of silence at Soup Kitchen / for our saint of the quick grip, faking / a side stitch to hide the bottle under his coat' . . . such snap and vigor, such rueful itemizings! This book is one dizzying, painful pleasure after another, and I will read it again and again."
—Lynne McMahon, author of Sentimental Standards

The University of Wisconsin Press Poetry Series

Ronald Wallace, Series Editor

Betsy Sholl is the author of five books including The Red Line and Don't Explain, 1997 winner of the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry. She teaches at the University of Southern Maine and in the MFA program at Vermont College.

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Cover of Late Psalm.

April 2004
LC: 2003022358 PS
127 pp.   7 x 9

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ISBN 978-0-299-19894-7
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ISBN 978-0-299-19890-9
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