What You Hear in the Dark

New and Selected Poems

by Sonia Gernes (University of Notre Dame Press)


Three sections of new poems join the best of the previous works by the Notre Dame professor emerita of English. The death of her father, her mother’s descent into the mists of Alzheimer’s and the struggles with belief highlight the new poems that showcase the author’s lyrical voice, a voice the Midwest Book Review calls “deeply searching, fresh and shot through with light and images. . . . It will lead you to wondrous places.”

Other poems in the volume are from Brief Lives, Women at Forty and A Breeze Called the Fremantle Doctor.

(November 2006)