Rosmarie Waldrop
Differences for Four Hands
24 pages, saddlestitched
ISBN 0-945926-51-0

Differences for Four Hands was first published in 1984 by Gil Ott's Singing Horse Press. Rosmarie Waldrop's exploration of the relationship between Robert and Clara Schumann uses Lyn Hejinian's Gesualdo as a syntactical matrix. In this poem, written in prose sections, Waldrop plays with breath and pacing with a rigorous ear for the musicality of sentence and paragraph. "Tempo all around him....Repetition all around him....The Rhine all around him."

Rosmarie Waldrop lives and writes in Providence, R.I. Her other books include Shorter American Memory, Split Infinites, The Reproduction of Profiles, & In A Flash.

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