Alchemies of Loss (poems): Featuring

Alchemies of Loss (poems): Featuring "Alchemy," Winner of the 2009-2010 James Wright Poetry Award

by Kimberly Davis


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In this brief collection of twenty poems, award-winning author Kimberly Davis explores the loss of loved ones as an ongoing process working a strange alchemy upon the human spirit. Alchemies of Loss features Davis's poems "Thumbprint on Estate Papers," winner of First Prize in Poetry and the Benefactor's Prize at the 2007 Whidbey Island Writers Conference, and "Alchemy," winner of the 2009-2010 James Wright Poetry Award. Contest judge, Pulitzer Prize-winner Carl Dennis, said that Davis's winning poem, "not only deals with a particular loss, but finds a way to explore loss as a process." He also praised the poem's tonal quality as it "hovers over the question of whether loss can lead to gain." This poetry chapbook makes a lovely and inspiring gift for anyone suffering loss or bereavement. The cover features the arresting "weeping angel" image.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983481010
Publisher: Bare Cove Press
Publication date: 02/17/2013
Pages: 44
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.11(d)

About the Author

Kimberly Davis is a poet and writer based in Boston and New York City. Her work has appeared in many fine literary journals. She was the winner of the 2009-2010 James Wright Poetry Award. She is also the author of the dog memoirs, The Call of the Small and Teaching the Dog to Think, and of the blog, Kim's Craft Blog, about creative writing craft and the writing life.

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