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Tina Schumann

Praising the Paradox

This full collection of fifty-six poems reflecting on the concept of self, loss, fragility, and the constructs we must create in order to face the transient nature of life was named a finalist in the National Poetry Series, The New Issues Poetry Prize, The Four Way Books Intro Prize, and others. It was also listed as a “remarkable work” in the Tupelo Press 2012 open submission period
47 printed pages
Original publication
2019
Publisher
Red Hen Press

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Quotes

    Evehas quoted5 months ago
    IT IS THE NIGHT
    That lets me down.

    When the house seems unknown,

    the body next to me unreachable.

    Some sinister recess has commenced

    and I must wait it out. Row my boat

    hard against the arcing tide, keep my head,

    pay the sandman twice. Welcome the nightly

    oblivion that sees me through those no-good hours

    between two and four when every failure rushes in—

    every folly confirmed.

    Big questions slated on the bathroom wall.

    Harassing every dust mote for answers; what have I done?

    Or worse, what haven’t I?

    This stupor could have no future.

    I am as flat and dumb as the kitchen floor.

    As heedless as the doors.

    As silent as the spoons
    mbassatheophile21has quoted2 years ago
    Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
    Names: Schumann, Tina, author.
    layanosanihas quoted2 years ago
    No matter what you start out with you always end up with so much less.

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