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Its Day Being Gone (Poets, Penguin)


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Selected as a winner of the National Poetry Series by Robert Wrigley

Rose McLarney has won acclaim for image-rich poems that explore her native southern Appalachia and those who love and live and lose on it. Her second collection broadens these investigations in poems that examine the shape-shifting quality of memory, as seen in folktales that have traveled across oceans and through centuries, and in how we form recollections of our own lives. An opening sequence presents contemporary ghost stories:  men who gather at dawn in the gas station parking lots of small towns; the mountain lion that paces the edge of a receding tree line. A middle section draws connections between Appalachia and Latin America, places that share qualities of biological and cultural richness—places that are threatened by modernization. A final sequence retells the stories of earlier poems, posing questions about how we construct our landscapes and frame our views.

About the Author

Rose McLarney is the author of The Always Broken Plates of Mountains. Her poems have appeared in the Kenyon Review, Orion, Slate, and the New England Review. A graduate of Warren Wilsons MFA Program for Writers, she currently teaches poetry at Oklahoma State University.

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Mclarney, Rose
Penguin Books
McLarney, Rose
Single Author / American
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Paperback / softback
Poets, Penguin
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9 x 6 in 1 lb
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