Truth & lies : an anthology of poems / edited by Patrice Vecchione.

Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Vecchione, Patrice.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Henry Holt, 2000.
Edition:1st ed.
Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

The poems Patrice Vecchione collects in Truth and Lies: An Anthology of Poems function as piercing testimonies to the difficulties in foraging a path to truth, both seeking it and adhering to it. Perhaps Lucille Clifton's "Why Some People Be Mad At Me Sometimes" gets to the heart of the collection best: "they ask me to remember/ but they want me to remember/ their memories/ and I keep on remembering/ mine." In "True Stories," Margaret Atwood cautions against asking others for the truth while William Blake's "The Poison Tree" spells out the cost of keeping truth to oneself; Naomi Shihab Nye's chilling "Our Principal" lends new weight to the adage "practice what you preach." (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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