Eva-Mary

Eva-Mary

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by Linda McCarriston
     
 

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Finalist, 1991 National Book Award for Poetry
Winner, Terrence Des Pres Prize for Poetry
 
"I lean into my own loving/touch, for which no wound/is too ugly,' Linda McCarriston says at the end of 'Healing the Mare,' one of the many poems of extraordinary poignancy and power in Eva-Mary. These unflinching poems of violence and violation and loss

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Finalist, 1991 National Book Award for Poetry
Winner, Terrence Des Pres Prize for Poetry
 
"I lean into my own loving/touch, for which no wound/is too ugly,' Linda McCarriston says at the end of 'Healing the Mare,' one of the many poems of extraordinary poignancy and power in Eva-Mary. These unflinching poems of violence and violation and loss earn her the right to such a claim. It's a survivor's claim and these are the poems of a survivor, as scrupulous in their language and art as they are in their quest to register honestly the familial unspoken, a life inside a life." —Stephen Dunn
 

 

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From the Publisher
"This is an immensely moving book, fearless in its passion. Linda McCarriston accomplishes a near miracle, transforming memories of trauma into poems that are luminous and often sacramental, arriving at a hard-won peace." —Lisel Mueller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810150089
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1991
Edition description:
1
Pages:
78
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

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Home address when away from school: Box 28, Big Horn WY 82833 cell 307 751 7884

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Eva-Mary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Eva-Mary dares to go where many contemporary books of poetry fail. Important and beautiful with words which not only transcend the page, but change the reader. McCarriston should be on every poet's bookshelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book of poems was great. I especially loved 'Billy'. McCarriston has managed to take up subjects that other people would rather pass over.