Noon Concert

By Dorothea Grossman 1937–2012 Dorothea Grossman
These frail, white widows
who get their hair done weekly
in tight curls,
like little flowers,
bend their heads
until the applause
says it’s time
to be brave again.

Source: Poetry (March 2010).

 Dorothea   Grossman

Biography

Dorothea "Dottie" Grossman lived in Los Angeles for over 30 years. Poetry magazine awared her its J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize in 2010. Grossman wrote about her poems, “I like to think [they] are honest and that they connect me with my fellow mammals in a way that is both aesthetically pleasing and comforting. If they retain an air of mystery/humor, so much the better.” Allen Ginsberg once called her poetry, “clear, . . .

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Poem Categorization

SUBJECT Social Commentaries, Gender & Sexuality, Class

POET’S REGION U.S., Western

Poetic Terms Free Verse

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