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Larry Thomas, in his "Foreword," writes, "In the Road Home, Lyman Grant probes, with haunting clarity and insight, the complexities of human love, from the tragedy of its passing to the ecstasy of its powerful return."
Grant reveals himself in intimate and common moments in the three sections, "Clear Directions to Some Place Else," "These Are Things I've Been Wanting to Tell You," and "Waiting for Mercy."
Grant places himself and his poems before you, "I have placed a bowl of apples / in the center of the table, / an iron bowl, black and strong, its legs / curled under, snakes about to strike." Desolate moments are scratched onto paper, "So a man drives around late at night / avoiding all the streets that lead home. / He knows lights are still on / that those who love him / are gathered round the table / talking, wondering what could have gone wrong." He finds words for events we delight to share "An angel wakes / on
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