Praise for A Sunday in Purgatory
Morgenthau’s poems are crisp, elegant forays into memory both personal and cultural, as he engages, with an ironic, Lowellian eye, a rich cultural history of growing up in affluent Manhattan during the 1920s and 30s. His surgical examinations of self and his unflinching stare into mortality define the unique and honest voice of this remarkable first book of poems.
Peter Balakian, Author of Ozone Journal, 2016 Pulitzer Prize for poetry
Morgenthau in the Media
Princeton Alumni Weekly “Poetry of Past and Present”
The Mountain Times “Spring Into Reading”
Baltimore Style Magazine “LATE BLOOMER: Henry Morgenthau III just published his first book of poetry—at the age of 100”
Deerfield Magazine “Recently Published: A Sunday in Purgatory”
The Baltimore Sun “Spotlighting a press for older writers”
Congressional Record “Honoring the 100th Birthday of Mr. Henry Morgenthau, III”
Erickson Tribune “Passager Publishing focuses solely on senior writers”
Passager Presents: Henry Morgenthau III
The author talks about becoming a poet in his 90s, and the success of his first book at age 99. From “Of Some Renown,” a video series. July 2017.
Centennial poet Henry Morgenthau III reads from his debut book of poems, A Sunday in Purgatory by Passager Books. February 20th, 2017, at the University of Baltimore.
Readings and Interviews
Poetry | Soft cover | 81 Pages | $16