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Pruning Burning Bushes
     

Pruning Burning Bushes

by Sarah M. Wells
 

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In pruning, a decision must be made whether to "either slowly hollow, heartwood rotting outward, / or grow from green into a fiery blaze in autumn." Pruning Burning Bushes is a collection of poems that explores the intersection of the natural and spiritual worlds with the personal and familial worlds. The book wrestles with this decision-to grow or to rot. Walking

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In pruning, a decision must be made whether to "either slowly hollow, heartwood rotting outward, / or grow from green into a fiery blaze in autumn." Pruning Burning Bushes is a collection of poems that explores the intersection of the natural and spiritual worlds with the personal and familial worlds. The book wrestles with this decision-to grow or to rot. Walking from the valley to the highest summit and back down into the depths of the canyon riverbed, the poems travel through the author's childhood filled with family and farm-life, new marriage life, and subsequent miscarriages, the births of her children and deaths of relatives, walking in the quiet waters of faith, sometimes raging and sometimes rejoicing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781620323304
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
88
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Sarah M. Wells serves as the Administrative Director of the low-residency MFA program at Ashland University, where she is also Managing Editor for River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative and the Ashland Poetry Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in Alimentum, Ascent, Christianity & Literature, JAMA, Measure, New Ohio Review, Nimrod, Poetry East, River Teeth, Rock & Sling, and elsewhere. Her essay "Those Summers, These Days" was included as a notable essay in the next Best American Essays anthology. She lives with her husband and three children in Ashland, Ohio. You follower Sarah at www.sarahmwells.com.

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