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The River's Daughter
     

The River's Daughter

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by Terry Hermsen
 

These 112 pages of poems are the work of a master poet and teacher centrally located in the Midwest's Ohio.

"If the world of folk tale could be born again within one’s memory and observation of children, if it could be laced through with a sheer silk of riddles, if it could recreate the psalms and burn a prairie and walk along a river and a wheat field, it

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These 112 pages of poems are the work of a master poet and teacher centrally located in the Midwest's Ohio.

"If the world of folk tale could be born again within one’s memory and observation of children, if it could be laced through with a sheer silk of riddles, if it could recreate the psalms and burn a prairie and walk along a river and a wheat field, it would blossom into the music of these poems." -- S.D. Lishan, author of The Body Tapestries

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From luminous evocations of childhood and place, to riddles so beautifully, lucidly obscure that they crack my mind open like an egg, to explorations of ink-blots and loves old and new, Terry Hermsen’s The River’s Daughter is filled with pleasure, challenge, and nourishment. Hermsen is a subtle, bold lover of both words and the world; he confronts their perils bravely even as he sings their joys. “Where does the world lead / when it's so lightly woven?” the title poem asks. One answer is these deftly woven, deeply imagined poems. --Jeff Gundy, author of Spoken among the Trees

Terry Hermsen writes with boundless enthusiasm. He has been called a "poet of place." HIs poems require of a reader a far-ranging imagination--an agile, leaping mind. He takes the reader far across time and distance, but, as in "Skipping Stones with Noah," always within the magic of life and love. Terry Hermsen finds his voice in these poems."

--Imogene Bolls, author of Advice for the Climb

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781933964201
Publisher:
Bottom Dog Press
Publication date:
08/04/2008
Series:
Bottom Dog Press Harmony Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Terry Hermsen has lived in Ohio since 1972. He was a B.A. in English from Wittenberg University, an MFA in poetry from Goddard College, and a Ph.D. in art education from the Ohio State University, and currently teaches poetry, composition and literature at Otterbein College. From 1979 to 2004, he taught poetry all around the state via the Ohio Arts Council’s Artists in Education program, with students from kindergarten through high school, as well as senior citizens and other adults. For five summers he was on the faculty of the Antioch Writers Workshop—and he taught in the first five years of the Ohio Arts Council’s Experience of Writing summer workshops for teachers, co-editing (with Bob Fox) the anthology which grew out of those years, Teaching Writing from a Writer’s Point of View. Additionally, he was on the faculty of the OAC’s Summer Media Institute from 1998-2003. He has taught poetry in the galleries of various museums throughout the state, including the Allen Art Museum in Oberlin, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art—and for seven years was a guest poet with the Columbus Museum of Art’s DepARTures program, guiding 5th graders from around the city on poetry writing tours of the museum. He has published numerous articles on the teaching of poetry with Teachers & Writers Collaborative and Teaching Artist Journal. He has published poems in many magazines, including Descant, South Dakota Review, The Journal, Antigonish, Confluence, and Orion, as well as two chapbooks with Bottom Dog Press, 36 Spokes: The Bicycle Poems and Child Aloft in Ohio Theatre. With David Garrison, he co-edited O Taste and See: Food Poems, which reached audiences all over the country through readings in restaurants in Seattle, Brooklyn, Chicago, Dayton and other cities. He lives in Delaware with his wife Leslie and their adopted children, Noel and Noah. His daughter Isa is a student at Capital University Law School.

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The River's Daughter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book of poems is a must read for anyone who loves poetry. In "The River's Daughter" Terry Hermsen shows why he was named Ohio's co-poet of the year. Whether he is working with riddles, inkblots, stories from a collective childhood, or even his own life; Terry has the unique gift of capturing the reader's undivided attention and creating something that is simply magical. I encourage everyone to buy this book and read a few of these poems aloud so to enjoy the beauty of his written words and the soothing sounds as he creates, layer by layer, a beautiful world where you will be compelled to return each and every time.