Then, Something

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Poetry. THEN, SOMETHING has won the Sheila Motton Book Award from the New England Poetry Club, the Silver Award for 2010 Poetry Book of the Year from ForeWord Magazine, the 2010 da Vinci Eye Award, and Honorable Mention for the 2010 Eric Hoffer Award. "Patricia Fargnoli...does not miss a stitch of beauty, neither does she avoid the darker aspects of our own human awareness of our continual aging, to which she gives sharp and poignant attention. I have been her champion since her first book Necessary Light was ...
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Overview


Poetry. THEN, SOMETHING has won the Sheila Motton Book Award from the New England Poetry Club, the Silver Award for 2010 Poetry Book of the Year from ForeWord Magazine, the 2010 da Vinci Eye Award, and Honorable Mention for the 2010 Eric Hoffer Award. "Patricia Fargnoli...does not miss a stitch of beauty, neither does she avoid the darker aspects of our own human awareness of our continual aging, to which she gives sharp and poignant attention. I have been her champion since her first book Necessary Light was published, and I continue to be so"--Mary Oliver.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932195798
  • Publisher: Tupelo Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: 2009 Subscription Series
  • Pages: 76
  • Sales rank: 1,451,823
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Patricia Fargnoli, the New Hampshire Poet Laureate from December 2006 to March 2009, is the author of six collections of poetry. Her newest book is THEN, SOMETHING (Tupelo Press, 2009). Her fifth collection, DUTIES OF THE SPIRIT (Tupelo Press, 2005) won Jane Kenyon Literary Book Award for an Outstanding Book of Poetry and was a semifinalist for the Glasgow Prize. Her first book, Necessary Light (Utah State University Press, 1999) was awarded the 1999 May Swenson Poetry Award, judged by Mary Oliver. Her book Small Songs of Pain (Pecan Grove Press, 2003) is a collection of poems triggered by Chagall's illustrations of LaFontaine's fables. In addition she has published two chapbooks: Lives of Others (Oyster River Press, 2003) and Greatest Hits (Pudding House Press, 2003).
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Table of Contents

Wherever you are going 3

On the Question of the Soul 4

The Phenomenology of Garbage 6

Almost Ghazal with Thoughts Toward Spring 8

Applewood Senior Apartments, April Again 9

Late Snow 10

The Cows of Walpole, New Hampshire 11

Easter Morning 12

Pemaquid Variations 17

Alternate Worlds 27

Pastoral 28

Grackles 29

Cold River Season 30

The Parents 31

The Losing 33

Imaginary Sister 35

Dante's Inferno 36

In the dream, you grow long black hair, Herb 38

The Seduction 39

Fire 40

Old 43

Melancholy in Late October 44

Pain's Song 45

The Places Between 46

Lullaby for the Woman Who Walks into the Sea 47

The Gifts of Linnaeus 49

Landscape in Black and White 51

Winter Solo 52

Cows in Fog 54

Then 57

Meditation at Dublin Lake 58

Prepositions Toward a Definition of God 60

Approaching Seventy 62

Meditation in January 64

Riddle 67

After the Dream of My Death 68

Metaphors from Late in Life 69

Two Skeletons Found in a Barn Wall 70

Small Prayer Mosaic 71

Then, Something 73

Coda 74

Acknowledgments 76

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