- PUBLISHED: September 2021
- SUBJECT LISTING: Literature / Poetry
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 80 Pages, 6 x 8.5 in
- ISBN: 9780899241821
You could say that Little Mirror is a book-length conversation with an inanimate object. Or you could say it’s a monologue in forty-seven fragments told to a different kind of fragment—a piece of mirrored glass. Or it’s a confession made to a listener who cannot hear. Or a cri de coeur to a fellow traveler who cannot feel. Or a series of meditations on failure and grace and how to live, addressed to a companion who can reflect but not reflect on. This is a book whose plain talk with a thing of little value becomes a refiner’s fire to burn away self-deception and dishonesty and replace it with clarity.
Authors & Contributors
David Weiss is author of four collections of poems, The Fourth Part of the World, Gnomon, Perfect Crime, and Per Diem, and one novel, The Mensch. He also coedited the anthology The Poet’s Notebook, and his essays, translations, and poems have appeared in the Atlantic, Parnassus, the New Yorker, Iowa Review, North American Review, Modern Poetry in Translation, Crazyhorse, Narrative Theory, and Ploughshares, among others. He is coeditor of Seneca Review and taught for many years at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York.