When We Were Cherished

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These poems deal with memory, passion, loss, longing, and with relationships?some broken, some splendidly evolving. Populated with characters we wish we knew actually, Shelnutt?s poems engage the mind and the heart. As her characters experience fresh understanding and crucial informative moments, we too evolve and become more deeply human.

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Overview

These poems deal with memory, passion, loss, longing, and with relationships—some broken, some splendidly evolving. Populated with characters we wish we knew actually, Shelnutt’s poems engage the mind and the heart. As her characters experience fresh understanding and crucial informative moments, we too evolve and become more deeply human.

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Daniel Lowe
“Written with spare and vivid imagery, in shades of humor and from wells of loss, Shelnutt’s poems offer a moving study of love, family, and isolation. Most striking is the humility of perspective; despite the depths the poems probe. When We Were Cherished carries the light of language into memory where mystery still darkens the recesses.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887485664
  • Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
  • Publication date: 2/12/2013
  • Series: Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series
  • Pages: 104
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

EVE SHELNUTT is the author of three previous volumes of poetry published by Carnegie Mellon University Press, including her latest collection of short stories: The Girl, Painted. Her numerous essays and several books on writing, as well as her editing of essays by other writers, underscore her deep understanding of several literary forms. Her distinguished teaching career over more than thirty years culminated at The College of the Holy Cross. She now resides in Georgia. Her son is the sculptor Gregory William Shelnutt.

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Table of Contents

Tango
Geography
No Place for You, My Love
How Not to Fall in Love
Ceremony in Winter
Desire, Age Ten
February 23, 2005, 6:25 P.M.
Spring
Donna’s Revolutionary Notes
Early, in Wales
End of Morning
Cafe Nights
Child
Hoofbeats of Summer
If Felicity Comes
In Kogoshima
Exile of Imagination
In the Breeze Our Mother Makes
How He and I Have Loved
Before the Biography
Intrusion and Light
Late November 2011
Intimacy
Lessons
Hunters, Gatherers
Literally
In the Museum of the Imagination
Little Sisters of the Poor
In Place of Someone Else
Padding of Sheep’s Wool
Soprano
The Aunts Yearn
Casualties, 1945
Lone Viewer of a Film
Bryan, Oklahoma
Young Ladies Standing Above a Waterfall
The Wake
Sites Among Family
Modesty
Paper Door
Providence
The Distances
The Glass Between Them
Archaeology
Shaken
Between Mind and Flesh
Case X
The Husband, Year Eight
Live Birth
Waters
Against Opera
A Former Orphan Travels
Journey by Train
Woman on a Bench
Verging on Extinction

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