Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 October 2004

100 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches

ISBN: 9780823224104

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Lee Robinson

A Fordham University Press Publication

This book by a funny, smart feminist and former divorce lawyer is a delight to read. Her poems are poignant, as in the opening sonnet for her mother, and richly empathic throughout with the situations of other women. Is it possible to be satiric, yet tender? See Work,where the lives of the first-year English teacher, the nighttime cleaner in her blue uniformand the lawyer in her little cage/ of suit and stockingscombine to teach us that guilt is what we breathe,Black and White is everythingand love is ever ingenious.Nor are these all. Robinson is wise and witty, a rare combination that makes for something rarer still-- a confident first book.---Maxine Kumin