Carta Marina: A Poem in Three Parts

Carta Marina: A Poem in Three Parts

by Ann Fisher-Wirth
     
 

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A vivid, strange, and beautiful account of a year in Sweden, this poem represents the ways in which wildness and monstrousness, dream and terror, coexist forever with constructions of order. Inspired by a medieval map of the same name, the poem weaves the gloom of the author’s forgotten past with the pain and pleasures of her present life, creating a treatise

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A vivid, strange, and beautiful account of a year in Sweden, this poem represents the ways in which wildness and monstrousness, dream and terror, coexist forever with constructions of order. Inspired by a medieval map of the same name, the poem weaves the gloom of the author’s forgotten past with the pain and pleasures of her present life, creating a treatise on motherhood, marriage, love, forgiveness, reconnection, and abandonment.

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"A breakthrough book from a significant poet."  —Booklist

"Passionately and precisely, sensuously and learnedly, Ann Fisher-Wirth’s Carta Marina maps the terrain of our earthly fidelities and losses, calling them forth in all their varying shapes and flavors, by name. These poems summon abundance, recording in their pages a fully inhabited, fully inhabitable world."  —Jane Hirshfield, award-winning poet

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A breakthrough book from a significant poet.

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ISBN-13:
9780916727567
Publisher:
Wings Press
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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