RAISED IN THE SHADOW
An honest and heartfelt meditation on the ordinary joys, challenges, and mysteries of life that may quietly illuminate your own. An autobiography told in 25 poems.
"I do think they're very fresh, and they have a certain drive forward into truth..."
-Robert Bly, poet and best-selling author of Iron John.
"Raised In The Shadow" deserves to be read, absorbed, and reflected as do the multitude of stars in Phillip Rosenberg’s wide-open sky and high, desert moon." - Barry Keenan
Rosenberg has used deceptively simple materials - a blue flannel shirt, a dead possum, the drip of the rain - to create an effective poetic evocation of a life lived deeply. Well worth the read. - Billy Mernit, author of "Writing the Romantic Comedy" and "Imagine Me and You."
My wife and I trade off reading each other a poem every night before we go to bed. Most books of poetry last awhile and then move to the bookshelf, or to the used book store. "Raised in the Shadow" is right there on the nightstand, even though we've read all the poems to each other a bunch of times. Even though we know what's going to happen, getting there is always a pleasure. - J. Bernstein