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In Advance of All Parting (White Pine Press Poetry Prize)by Ansie Baird
Synopses & Reviews
“Baird’s remarkable first collection is besieged by angels, messengers bearing often bitter, sometimes comic, always complicated home (and broken-home) truths. Hers is a well-stocked world inflected by elegiac understanding and a brisk, unflinching willingness to encounter the hard facts of a life marked by sadness, loss and disappointment.”—Eamon Grennan
“A tough, unsentimental examination of marital grief. Musically elegant and inventive, understated and passionate, Baird has created a richly drawn world in which this elemental drama plays out, and the result is vivid, startling poems in which pain has left its indelible tracks.”—Chase Twichell
Ansie Baird lives in Buffalo, New York.
Flashes and facets of a life seen through the prism of older age, clear-sighted and sardonic.
About the Author
Ansie Baird holds degrees from Vassar College and the State University of New York in Buffalo, where she received her M.A. in English and won first prize in the University's Academy of American Poets contest. She is Poet-in-Residence and a part-time English teacher at Buffalo Seminary, a nonsectarian secondary school in Buffalo, where she has taught for the past 25 years. She has also taught for Just Buffalo Literary Center in their Writers In Education program for the past 22 years, conducting workshops in elementary, middle, and high schools in the Buffalo area, and was an original member of Just Buffalo's arts-in-education collaboration with the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words. Her work has been published in The Paris Review, Western Humanities Review, The Southern Review, DENVER QUARTERLY, Poetry Northwest, The South Dakota Review, The Quarterly, The Recorder, Earth's Daughters, and a number of other journals.
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