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Between the Earth and Sky

Between the Earth and Sky

by Eleanor Kedney


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Poetry. Women's Studies. Addiction. In Eleanor Kedney's BETWEEN THE EARTH AND SKY, a brother's heroin addiction is at the center of a family where love is difficult to accept from one another, yet it is the thing that delivers understanding and forgiveness to a sister who bravely carries the family legacy.

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ISBN-13: 9781949540093
Publisher: C&R Press
Publication date: 03/15/2020
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.23(d)

About the Author

Eleanor Kedney is the author of the chapbook The Offering (Liquid Light Press, 2016). Her work has appeared in Miramar Poetry Journal, New Ohio Review, The Fourth River, Sliver of Stone, and other journals. She has contributed to several anthologies, including The Cumberland River Review: The First Five Years (Trevecca Nazarene University, 2018) and The Writers Studio at 30 (Epiphany Editions, 2017). Her poem "Bubbles Blown through a Wand" won the 2019 riverSedge Poetry Prize (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley). Kedney is the founder of the Tucson branch of the New York-based Writers Studio, and served as the director for ten years. She lives in Connecticut and Arizona with her husband, Peter Schaffer, their dog, Fred, and their cat, Ivy.

Table of Contents



After a Death, I Take a Walk

My Brother Pruning the Sweet Gum Tree

Apple Pie

Reading Frank O’Hara after My Mother’s Death

The Study of Rivers

Stellar’s Jay

River Waves

Fifty-Nine-Cent Toy

At the Cemetery

Identifying My Brother’s Body

Between the Earth and Sky





What We Didn’t Say

Desert Spiny Lizard

Living Legacy

I Woke This Morning Surprised to Be Fifty,

and My Husband Smiles at Me in Bed

Memories of My Father


After a Monsoon


Love Poem

A Fire Hydrant on Camino De La Amapola

Twenty-Fifth Wedding Anniversary


Ajoite in Quartz

Turning on a Dime

Checking the Stove

A Jar with a Lid

A Park Bench in Prague

Canceled Flight


Ripe Plums


Rio Grande

Bumper Sticker

Old Man in a Drugstore Parking Lot

Tandem Bicycle

For Myself

My Amazed Self That Sings


Famous Rivers

What We Do

Drop Leaf Table

A Metal Folding Chair in the San Pedro Riverbed

Eclipse over the Snake River

Believing Is Seeing

Self-Storage Facility

A Level

A Long Period of Sadness



Safety Pin


Sober Best

A Lace Stone Wall at Randall’s Ordinary

The Offering



The View


In Gratitude

About the Author

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