Late Life Happiness (Parallel Press Chapbook Series) Barbara L. Greenberg

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Published: February 2010

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Late Life Happiness (Parallel Press Chapbook Series)  by  Barbara L. Greenberg

Late Life Happiness (Parallel Press Chapbook Series) by Barbara L. Greenberg
February 2010 | Chapbook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | | ISBN: | 3.58 Mb

Barbara Greenberg’s poems define the sensibilities of a woman “alone, and long past seventy.” She provides a retrospective look at life from an elderly woman’s viewpoint and looks to a future in which she will be “serving the gods / at theMoreBarbara Greenberg’s poems define the sensibilities of a woman “alone, and long past seventy.” She provides a retrospective look at life from an elderly woman’s viewpoint and looks to a future in which she will be “serving the gods / at the unification banquet / to be announced soon.” Greenberg makes application to the Methuselah Institute, represents herself as a faith healer, choreographs a dramatic visit from an old friend, and writes an e-mail to her dead husband, whose images have taken over her computer.

Although the poems are formal in design, they are at their core irreverent and sometimes whimsical.Barbara L. Greenberg is the author of The Spoils of August (1974), The Never-not Sonnets (1989), What Nell Knows (1997), and Fire Drills: Stories (1982). She has taught creative writing in the Boston area and was an originating faculty member of the MFA writing programs at Goddard and Warren Wilson colleges. More recently she has been affiliated with the Women’s Studies Research Center at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.



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