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Borrowed Dress
Cathy Colman

The Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry
Ronald Wallace, General Editor

Winner of the 2001 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry, selected by Mark Doty

With wry humor and unflinching honesty, Cathy Colman crosses the terrain of love, family, and art, asking why we resist becoming the person we truly are.

"Vivid, thoughtful, scorching—Borrowed Dress speaks back to our impermanence, to the wistfulness of the past and the amnesia of the future, to the dual treasons of speech and silence, to the spaces between lovers, to the nothingness that keeps peeking through everything. Watch out, this passionate book flames in your hands and burns with a radiant light."—Edward Hirsch, author of How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry

This is a black and white photo of the poet, Cathy Colman.Cathy Colman lives in Pacific Palisades, California. She has won the Browning and Ascher Montandon awards for poetry. This is her first book.

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cover of Borrowed dress is illustrated with a detail from a classical painting of a woman's legs, from the thighs down, and a glimpse of the gold frame.

September 2001
100 pp.  6 x 9
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