HARMLESS–New Poems by Myra Sklarew
Harmless, Myra Sklarew’s tenth collection of poetry, distills the experience of a life spent in the pursuit of truth. Trained as a biologist, Sklarew draws upon the discourses of science and the arts in equal measure. Also versed in history, Sklarew is haunted by the cruelties of the 20th century, even as she affirms the present moment and holds out the promise of renewal. This moving book has something important to say, and it says it in beautiful language marked by extraordinary musicality.
Myra Sklarew is a former president of Yaddo Artist Community, professor emerita of literature at American University, and the author of many books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. Her awards include the PEN Syndicated Fiction Award, the National Jewish Book Council Award in Poetry, the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Award from the Judah Magnes Museum, a University Scholar/Teacher Award from American University, and others. She has given readings from her work at the Library of Congress, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and elsewhere.