The Beautiful Lesson of the I
The Beautiful Lesson of the I
Frances Brent
80 pages

ISBN 978-0-87421-619-2
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ISBN 978-0-87421-522-9
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Frances Brent

The Beautiful Lesson of the I

Volume 9 of the Swenson Poetry Award

Frances Brent

Foreword by Rachel Hadas

"The rightness and precision in poem after poem correspond to the quiet authority of a voice that issues from painstaking observation, not from improvisation or anecdote. May Swenson would have admired and enjoyed this collection—as I do." —Rachel Hadas

Frances Brent's poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Notre Dame Review, Yale Review, and in many other journals. She was born in Chicago and was educated at Barnard College. She studied poetry at Columbia University and the University of Illinois, Chicago. From 1984-1991 she co-edited the literary journal Formations. In 1987 she co-translated Beyond the Limit: poems by Irina Ratushinska-
ya
. She has taught at Yale, Northwestern, Loyola University, and Barat College. She lives with her family in New Haven.