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Stage Left imbues elements of ballet and music as inspiration, content, and form to explore the rhythms in words and symbolism. Like the illusion of flight in ballet, Stage Left defies the gravitational pull of intensely solemn themes of intolerance, racial identity, miscegenation, and coming of age while working in the constraints of human perception. Divided into the 3 sections, Prelude, Interlude, and Coda, Stage Left is an amalgamation of rhythm, music, dance, and universal themes of race, coming of age, and philopsophy. With poems such as Lady in Waiting that expresses a woman's frustration of waiting for Mr. Right, Dufer laments I've grown roses in my eyes To see Adonis, flawless, statuesque Perched upon the highest hill yet I Feel disappointment when I met him In human form . This is Miriam D. Dufer's second book of poetry.