Clone of Her Place in These Designs - Poems
The Shadow I Dress In
Full length collection, available from David Robert Books (February 1, 2004).
Rhina P. Espaillat's The Shadow I Dress In is the winner of the 2003 Stanzas Prize. Espaillat has emerged, late in her life, as a poet of sublime formal skill and an increasingly wide readership. She ranges widely in her tones, from colloquial to neoclassical, but always—seemingly without effort—finds the perfect balance between mind and music.