Finalist, National Book Awards 1983 for Poetry

cover of PM AM by Linda Pastan

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Linda Pastan

Linda Pastan has twice been a Finalist for the National Book Award. In 1932, Pastan was born to a Jewish family in the Bronx. She graduated from Radcliffe College and received an MA from Brandeis University. More about this author >

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Instructions to the Reader: Come. Suspend willingly or not your disbelief and with empty pockets enter the room of the story. Warm your fingers at this candle which is only the stub of a dream and at any time may flicker or go out. Here fire consumes itself with paper and pencil for kindling; here a unicorn waits in the corner its musical horn ready. When I tell you this story is pure fact you will want to leave the room. Stay awhile.