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Poets on Family Incarnations

Guernica November 2010 includes “Deepening into Humanness” – guest Editor Emily Fragos introduces six poets who write about family incarnations — Matthew Zapruder, Cynthia Cruz, Gabriel Fried, Mark Wunderlich, Lynn Melnick, and Jennifer Franklin.

“The poets I have chosen as Guernica’s November guest poetry editor use ‘family’ in a variety of ways. But they all make the personal universal and the intimate a revelation, and they do this without self-pity or sentimentality. I was drawn by the deepening into humanness in each poem—lucid yet somehow mysterious—yet these poets did not try to be mysterious, which would have come across as pretentious and dishonest.”

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