Contains selections from Open House, The Lost Son and Other Poems, Praise to the End, Words for the Wind, The Waking, I Am! Says the Lamb, and The Far Field in addition to sixteen previously unpublished poems
When Roya Hakakian moved from Iran to the U.S., she didn't think any poet in her adopted country could top the ones whose work she grew up with. But then she discovered a piece that blew away her prejudices. It was "My Papa's Waltz" by Theodore Roethke.