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Like the trains they take as subject, the poems in this collection carry the reader along a journey. The scenery changes, characters come and go. From Ken Silvestri's nostalgia for a train-rich childhood, Natasha Rabin's world travels, and Cat Weaver's excursion into literature (imagining Anna Karenina dressing for her fateful encounter with a locomotive) trains appear in a variety of functions and facets. Like an actual train journey, these poems leave us changed and enriched by the experience.
The universal experience of train travel is captured with nostalgia, humor, sadness and exquisite detail in Train Romance. Anyone who has ever leaned their forehead against the cool glass of a rushing train as it rolls through a lonely countryside, will smile in recognition at this lovely collection.
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
This amazing book, Train Romance, gives us three different approaches to the lure of trains.
In poetry by Ken Silvestri, Natasha Rabin, and Cat Weaver, we are brought into their individual worlds and their unique fascination with trains. Ken Silvestri's photographs add another artistic dimension that allows us to see trains with new eyes.