The Blue Dress

The Blue Dress

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by Alison Townsend
     
 

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In this quiet, clear-eyed collection, Townsend meditates on loss—childhood bereavement, depression, divorce—to arrive at the realization that it is through loss that we come to possess some of life’s most profound gifts.

"The project of Alison Townsend’s poetry is to chart a course through the deepest of losses—to attempt some safe

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In this quiet, clear-eyed collection, Townsend meditates on loss—childhood bereavement, depression, divorce—to arrive at the realization that it is through loss that we come to possess some of life’s most profound gifts.

"The project of Alison Townsend’s poetry is to chart a course through the deepest of losses—to attempt some safe passage through a lifetime’s erasures. Intimate, warm and observant, this book involves us in the inscription of a life."—Mark Doty

Alison Townsend was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and spent her childhood in North Salem, New York. She received a B.A. at Marlboro College in Vermont, an M.A. at Claremont Graduate School in California, and an M.F.A. at Vermont College in Mont-pelier. She teaches at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781893996618
Publisher:
White Pine Press
Publication date:
04/01/2003
Series:
Marie Alexander Poetry Series Series
Edition description:
1ST
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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The Blue Dress 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Jordan_Hal More than 1 year ago
This is an awesome collection to have in one's own library. Everyone should own works by Alison Townsend, along with Ohio Blue Tips by Jeanne E. Clark and The Photos In The Closet by Daniel E. Lopez.
Guest More than 1 year ago
She honestly is. She's my teacher, literally and theoretically. Wonderful poet, beautiful person, eloquent beyond belief. Pour your time into her collection of poems, you owe it to yourself and mankind.