New Ballet Poetry Book

Boston, MA, February 04, 2009 --( Cedar Crest Books announces the publication of Soldiers of Beauty, a poetry book dedicated to the world of ballet. Every poem celebrates some aspect of ballet whether it is from the point of view of the dancers, the lovers of dance or the lovers of the dancers. The book is also thoroughly illustrated with over 30 black and white illustrations as well as 8 full color drawings.

The author of Soldiers of Beauty is David Ira Rottenberg who has written fiction, business books and a children’s book also published by Cedar Crest Books, Gwendolyn, the Graceful Pig.

Soldiers of Beauty has received a great deal of praise from dancers. Jennifer Gelfand, former principal dancer with the Boston Ballet, has said, "The book delivered a poignant and soulful performance. Like any true dancer, it came from the heart. I enjoyed it tremendously and it was wonderful to get to the end without any blisters on my feet!" and Richard Rutherford, former principle dancer, Royal Winnipeg Ballet and former associate Artistic Director, Royal Winnipeg Ballet, adds, "The writer has a great sense of the soul of dancers.... For anyone who knows anything about dance, especially ballet, reading this
The book is available in a lush 8.5 x 11 paperback edition for $19.95 through online outlets such as and Barnes and Noble and is also available through traditional bookstores.

For more information, please contact Cedar Crest Books at its website or Michael Hahn at

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David Ira Rottenberg