New York Poems

New York Poems

Book - 2005
Rate this:
New York Poems is dedicated to The City of New York: embattled, gallant, enduring by celebrated poet D. H. Melhem, who calls the Upper West Side her muse. D. H. Melhem's sharp eye looks at neighborhood struggles with blight and urban renewal (chastised as Negro Removal). She examines her city from the World Trade Center disaster to the present to the city's future. New York Poems combines her seminal book of poetry, Notes on 94th Street, with her second volume about the neighborhood, Children of the House Afire, whose emblematic title poem describes a tragic fire she witnessed from her second-floor window. Requiescant 9/11 (let them rest), a tribute sequence lamenting the martyrs of the World Trade Center closes Melhem's last collection, Conversation with a Stonemason. The author's preface and poem, Prospect, survey the urban terrain. Melhem concludes with a lyrical panorama of her city's dynamic changes.
Publisher: Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780815608134
Call Number: 811.54 M484n
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 22 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SFPL

To Top