Accounted For is a collection of lyrical poems told by a multi-faceted persona responsible for discovering the meaning of individual integrity, regardless of the apparent self’s impermanent nature. Many poems reveal encounters with other selves, mirrored selves, intimated, drawn, or fully detailed; each revealing a concern for or view into the illusion of time as it plays out in both the personal and social spheres. Prayer, dreams, invocations, meditations suggest relationship with the Unseen that sometimes bestows images that breach our natural world, our natural selves. Occasionally, the speaker will reveal its single self, or even a fractured self as the drama or circumstances in the poems require. The multi-layered or deconstructed self might manage varying perspectives, arrive at a temporary freedom from what binds it, achieve leverage, but when faith in a whole self’s seed is present, she finds by turns, a depth to her vision, openness to a life and death mystery.
|Publisher:||Red Hen Press|
|Edition description:||1st Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Jeannine Savard received her MA in English/Creative Writing from The University of New Hampshire. She is Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University and has taught in the MFA Creative Writing Program there for the past 25 years. Her work has appeared in numerous journals and magazines. She is a former winner of the Arizona Poetry Prize, the Jerome J. Shestack Prize for Poetry, as well as a winner of the University of Utah Press Poetry Competition, and the Carnegie-Mellon University Press Poetry Competition. In addition, her first book of poems was recently selected by Carnegie-Mellon to appear in their Classic Contemporary Series of Poetry. Her third book of poems, My Hand Upon Your Name, was published by Red Hen Press in 2004.