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Perennials: New & Selected poems
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Eileen gives an overview of the book:

marks Albrizio’s break from traditional forms. Although it includes some of her most well received poems from her previous two books, it also consists of over 30 new poems that are largely written in free verse or in forms of her own creation. She continues to teach poetry workshops, but has since added a segment on applying the rhetorical devices used in formal verse to free-verse writing. The Greater Hartford Arts Council and the New Boston Fund have honored with excellence several free-verse poems that were later included in the first chapter of this book.
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marks Albrizio’s break from traditional forms. Although it includes some of her most well received poems from her previous two books, it also consists of over 30 new poems that are largely written in free verse or in forms of her own creation. She continues to teach poetry workshops, but has since added a segment on applying the rhetorical devices used in formal verse to free-verse writing. The Greater Hartford Arts Council and the New Boston Fund have honored with excellence several free-verse poems that were later included in the first chapter of this book.

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The Gift

 

You touch me like rain that falls despite the sun,

gently, just enough to grace the earth.

When days rage grim as wars that can't be won,

you touch me like rain that falls despite the sun.

When in grief of evening nightmares have begun

to threaten peace and strip me of my worth,

you touch me like rain that falls despite the sun,

gently, just enough to grace the earth.

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About Eileen

Eileen Albrizio is an American writer of poetry and prose as well as a freelance proofreader and editor. She was born in Hartford, CT in 1963, where she still lives today. Her works have appeared in numerous literary publications, including the Common Ground...

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