Hourglass Heart

Hourglass Heart

by Gail Martin
     
 

Poetry. "If the landscape of Gail Martin's poems is a domestic one, then it is Emily Dickinson's wild domesticity, where innocuous-looking teapots contain tempests, where lemons stacked in a white bowl imply grief. If these are the poems of a mother, of a wife-which they are-then they make the claim that motherdom, wifedom, is the kingdom of God"-Diane Seuss.

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Poetry. "If the landscape of Gail Martin's poems is a domestic one, then it is Emily Dickinson's wild domesticity, where innocuous-looking teapots contain tempests, where lemons stacked in a white bowl imply grief. If these are the poems of a mother, of a wife-which they are-then they make the claim that motherdom, wifedom, is the kingdom of God"-Diane Seuss. "Restraint and skill merge with genuine anguish to create poems that are sure to hold and move us"-- Conrad Hilberry. Gail Martin, a Michigan native, grew up in Flint. She was selected by Alice Fulton as the 1999 Winner of the National Poet Hunt sponsored by The MacGuffin.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781930974340
Publisher:
New Issues Poetry & Prose, Western Michigan University
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
New Issues Poetry and Prose Ser.
Pages:
85
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

GAIL MARTIN, a Michigan native, grew up in Flint. She earned a B.A. from Kalamazoo College and completed her Master’s degree in clinical social work. Her work has appeared in numerous literary magazines, including Rattle, Primavera, Poetry Northwest and Folio. Martin was selected by Alice Fulton as the 1999 Winner of the National Poet Hunt sponsored by The MacGuffin. She lives with her husband and three left-handed daughters in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

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