Synopses & Reviews
(as in tire-sprayed gravel) is an examination of breakage and survival, compelled by the decline and death of the poet's mother but engaged, too, by global encounters with the Iraq war, a rabid dog in Africa, and an at-large South American former dictator, for example. Though a book of mourning, it is also one of living, "rising from grief, returning light in all directions." --Jane Hirshfield
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...Sandra Meek's devastating new book of poetry, aches with a sense of loss that is not only personal (the collection is dedicated to her mother), but historical and global. This collection illuminates the fragility of our constructions--lives, buildings, societies--and their vulnerability to illness, folly, and the ravages of the natural world. ... startling collection." Center for Literary Publishing
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About the Author
Sandra Meek is author of four poetry collections and Dana Professor of English, Rhetoric, and Writing at Berry College in Mount Berry, Georgia. She lives in Rome, Georgia.