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Teach Us That Peace

Baron Wormser

Published by RiverRun Select
ISBN 10: 1939739179 / ISBN 13: 9781939739179
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Title: Teach Us That Peace

Publisher: RiverRun Select

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Hardcover. 322 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.3in. x 1.3in.Wormser, a poet, has a miraculous ability to evoke a sense of time and place, and he adeptly conjures a Baltimore emphatically below the Mason-Dixon line with gorgeous prose and thorough scholarship. -Kirkus Reviews Teach Us That Peace opens a door on a dramatic American moment when a vision of racial harmony began to be more than a dream. From the summer of 1962, when the powers in Albany, Georgia, stymie Martin Luther King Jr. and aerial photographs first reveal missiles in Cuba, to the March on Washington in August, 1963, Susan and Arthur Mermelstein, mother and son, high school English teacher and high school student, journey from sheltered innocence through the contradictions and complexities of race, politics, and history. With humor, tenderness, and candor Teach Us That Peace captures the vivid darkness and fraught determination of a time when apocalypse was tangible and convulsive protest a constant presence. The Baltimore that Susan and Arthur inhabit is supremely local yet any place in the United States where people started to look twice at what they had taken too long for granted. The author of more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, Baron Wormser has received the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry and the Kathryn A. Morton Prize along with fellowships from Bread Loaf, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Wormser teaches in the Fairfield University MFA Program and is the Director of Educational Outreach for the Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire. He served as Poet Laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2006. He lives with his wife Janet in Cabot, Vermont. Visit the author at www. baronwormser. com This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9781939739179

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Synopsis: "Wormser, a poet, has a miraculous ability to evoke a sense of time and place,and he adeptly conjures a Baltimore 'emphatically below the Mason-Dixon line' with gorgeous prose and thorough scholarship."-Kirkus Reviews "Teach Us That Peace" opens a door on a dramatic American moment when a vision of racial harmony began to be more than a dream. From the summer of 1962, when the powers in Albany, Georgia,stymie Martin Luther King Jr. and aerial photographs first reveal missiles in Cuba, to the March on Washington in August, 1963, Susan and Arthur Mermelstein, mother and son, high school English teacher and high school student, journey from sheltered innocence through the contradictions and complexities of race, politics, and history. With humor, tenderness, and candor "Teach Us That Peace" captures the vivid darkness and fraught determination of a time when apocalypse was tangible and convulsive protest a constant presence. The Baltimore that Susan and Arthur inhabit is supremely local yet any place in the United States where people started to look twice at what they had taken too long for granted. The author of more than a dozen books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, Baron Wormser has received the Frederick Bock Prize from Poetry and the Kathryn A. Morton Prize along with fellowships from Bread Loaf, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Wormser teaches in the Fairfield University MFA Program and is the Director of Educational Outreach for the Frost Place in Franconia, New Hampshire. He served as Poet Laureate of Maine from 2000 to 2006. He lives with his wife Janet in Cabot, Vermont. Visit the author at www.baronwormser.com

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