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Crow Mercies

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Publisher Comments:

“Penelope Scambly Schott's Crow Mercies celebrates the naming of small things in order to know basic truths. An accumulative momentum rises out of the mercy of an attentive eye: not for gazing at the surface of things but looking into the heart of what matters, what keeps us fully engaged as humans. There are no shortcuts in Crow Mercies.” Yusef Komunyakaa, author of Warhorses: Poems and winner of the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

“There's a knife sharpener in California who ends his notes ‘Stay sharp and shiny. This is what Penelope Schott does with words, images, stories, memories—sharp! shiny!—she is not afraid to startle or jolt. A reader feels electrified.” Naomi Shihab Nye, author of Honeybee: Poems and Short Prose (Greenwillow Books)

Crows are loud and insistent. They are smart and relentless. They are not easily tricked. Instead, they play tricks. The mercy they practice is a measured mercy. They are not mean but they are clear-sighted. They see a long distance backwards and forwards. They are dark but shining. Likewise, the poems in Crow Mercies survey large territories, sometimes with an overview, sometimes close-at-claw. Winner of the first Sarah Lantz Memorial Poetry Prize (from CALYX Books), poet Penelope Scambly Schott draws on myriad experiences to bring herself and the reader into a deeper and far-reaching connection to the world.

From "How to survive a fall through the ice":

Always inhabit two climates

Face the direction you came from

Always carry a stout pole

Blindfold all the crocodiles

Think of your maiden great aunt

traveling the world between the wars

Imagine she had an African lover . . .

Penelope Scambly Schott has published three poetry narratives, four poetry collections, and five chapbooks, including Six Lips (2009). She has received a Hopwood Award, a Lannan Foundation Fellowship, a Poetry Society of America award, and four fellowships from the New Jersey

Synopsis:

Poetry that stitches generations together: a womans eulogy, elegy, and ode to gestating, dying, and living long enough to see clearly.

Synopsis:

Poetry. Crows are loud and insistent. They are smart and relentless. They are not easily tricked. Instead, they play tricks. The mercy they practice is a measured mercy. They are not mean but they are clear-sighted. They see a long distance backwards and forwards. They are dark but shining. Likewise, the poems in CROW MERCIES survey large territories, sometimes with an overview, sometimes close-at-claw. Winner of the first Sarah Lantz Memorial Poetry Prize (from CALYX Books), poet Penelope Scambly Schott draws on myriad experiences to bring herself and the reader into a deeper and far-reaching connection to the world.

About the Author

Winner of CALYX first Sarah Lantz Memorial Poetry Book Prize, author Penelope Scambly Schott received her MA and PhD in English Literature from City University of New York. During her career, she taught literature and creative writing as a professor at Rutgers University with Adrienne Rich, counseled returning students at Somerset County College in NJ, and wrote software scripts for career guidance. She is currently a faculty consultant to Thomas A. Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey.

She has published three historical verse narratives, four collections of poetry and five chapbooks, along with a conversation in poetry with Kathryn Stripling Byer. She has edited a collection called Canal.

Recipient of: the Hopwood Award; a Lannan Foundation Fellowship; Poetry Society of America prize; four fellowships from the New Jersey Council on the Arts; Dodge Foundation Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center; Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Fellowship; the Oregon Book Award for Poetry, 2008.

She participates in several poetry groups including the Cool Women Poets of New Jersey, The Pearls (Portland, OR), Word Sisters, and the Tabus. She is a member of numerous environmental organizations, both national and local.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780934971119
Author:
Schott, Penelope Scambly
Publisher:
CALYX Books
Author:
Schott, Penelope
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
86
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 6 oz

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Poetry that stitches generations together: a womans eulogy, elegy, and ode to gestating, dying, and living long enough to see clearly.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. Crows are loud and insistent. They are smart and relentless. They are not easily tricked. Instead, they play tricks. The mercy they practice is a measured mercy. They are not mean but they are clear-sighted. They see a long distance backwards and forwards. They are dark but shining. Likewise, the poems in CROW MERCIES survey large territories, sometimes with an overview, sometimes close-at-claw. Winner of the first Sarah Lantz Memorial Poetry Prize (from CALYX Books), poet Penelope Scambly Schott draws on myriad experiences to bring herself and the reader into a deeper and far-reaching connection to the world.
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