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They Rule the World

Samuel Hazo

Hardcover $45.00s    |    978-0-8156-3492-8    |    2016

Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-1080-9    |    2016

ebook 978-08156-5390-5

A new collection of poems musing on mortality and love from one of the most enduring poets of our time.

"Hazo speaks in these poems with impressive clarity, honesty, intelligence and courage. By turns philosophical and political, Hazo does not suffer fools gladly. . . . Here is a poet who understands not only language, but silence. We would do well to listen to the words and silences of Samuel Hazo."—Martín Espada, award-winning poet and author of Vivas to Those Who Have Failed: Poems

"These poems are engaging, personally warm, and stylistically poised, cultured and full of concern for family and friends. The candid voice of a man preoccupied with mortality and delighted with the details of a life among those he loves is an exemplary pleasure."—Brooks Haxton, author of They Lift Their Wings to Cry

Praise for Like a Man Gone Mad
"This is poetry of maturity, of wisdom. . . . A beautiful book— distilled from years and years of living and writing."—Adam Zagajewski, author of Without End: New and Selected Poems

"Hazo’s poems advance with wit, irony, and insightful commentary on many subjects, aphoristic thinking a key trait of his signature."—The Hudson Review

  They Rule the World

  Samuel Hazo is founder and director of the International Poetry Forum in Pittsburgh, where he is also McAnulty Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at Duquesne University. His books include And The Time Is, Stills, and This Part of the World. Among his translations are Adonis’s The Pages of Day and Night and Nadia Tuéni’s Lebanon: Poems of Love and War.

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