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An award-winning poet continues her exploration of the complexities of society, the intellect and the heart<P>From lyric, to narrative, to bardic, Linda McCarriston's poems continue to probe not simply the relations that bring us our joy and our anguish, but the contexts in which we experience both. Emotion remains the heart of these poems, but idea is the increasing frame as both narrative and motive are rewritten. With her characteristic honesty and energy, McCarristion creates fine and loving portrayals of animals, children, friendships and landscapes while taking on the difficult issues of family life and gender power structures. Drawing on new material, her recent experiences in Alaska come to represent, therefore, not an adventure in these poems, but an emigration as urgent as the previous generation's from County Down, Ireland.

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From lyric to narrative to bardic, Linda McCarriston's poems continue to probe not simply the encounters and relations that bring us joy and anguish but also the contexts in which we experience both. Exceptional among contemporary poets, McCarriston mobilizes feeling, thinking, and narrating simultaneously to create works of rich music, profound insight, and passion. With her characteristic honesty and energy, McCarriston draws from the lives of fellow human beings and from those of animals, too, the telling moments, metaphors, and myths of family life, social structures, and gender. Her recent experiences in Alaska come to represent, therefore, not so much an adventure as an emigration just as urgent as the previous generation's from County Down, Ireland.

About the Author

Linda McCarriston is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry, Talking Soft Dutch and Eva-Mary. The latter was also published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry. McCarriston holds both Irish and U.S. citizenship and lives and teaches in Anchorage, Alaska.

 

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Acknowledgments

Kitchen Terrarium: 1983

In Off the Cliffs of Mher

Stone Quarry: Late Capitalism Comes to the Remote West Coast of Ireland

Knockeven

Local

In Clare

Aubade

As Memory

At the Indian Store

Reading Ode to the West Wind 25 Years Later

At My House

Postcard: Louise to Thelma from Hippy Writing School

The Greeks 

Harvard Housing

Indian Country

    Exxon

    Piggly Wiggly

Last Frontier

Ashtray: A Study

Alder Drive: Anchorage

In Mr. Rogers' Neighbourhood

January, Anchorage

With the Horse in the Winter Pasture

Bucked

Quincey's Harvest Moon

On Horseback

"Girl from Lynn Bathes Horse!"

Riding Out at Evening

Riding Moriah in October

Le Coursier de Jeanne D'Arc

Aubade: November

A Thousand Genuflections

Green

Frontier

Traditional

Two Stories for Angel on the 1st Anniversary of Her Sobriety

Wrought Figure

Warrior

The Devil

Blow-Up

Mercato

Elm Street: October 1977

Face

Medicine for the Woman Betrayed

Anniversary

Swan Lake: Kenai Wilderness, Alaska

Song of the Scullery

Katherine

"My Fellow Americans . . ."

Letter to the Daughter-in-Heart

Workshop

Transit

Little River

Spring at the Bunting Institute, 1993

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810151338
Author:
McCarriston, Linda
Publisher:
Triquarterly Books
Author:
McCarriston, Linda
Location:
Evanston, Ill.
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Single Author / American
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
102
Publication Date:
20020331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
97
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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From lyric to narrative to bardic, Linda McCarriston's poems continue to probe not simply the encounters and relations that bring us joy and anguish but also the contexts in which we experience both. Exceptional among contemporary poets, McCarriston mobilizes feeling, thinking, and narrating simultaneously to create works of rich music, profound insight, and passion. With her characteristic honesty and energy, McCarriston draws from the lives of fellow human beings and from those of animals, too, the telling moments, metaphors, and myths of family life, social structures, and gender. Her recent experiences in Alaska come to represent, therefore, not so much an adventure as an emigration just as urgent as the previous generation's from County Down, Ireland.

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