Firstborn

Firstborn

by Franco Pagnucci

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Overview

Firstbornis a book of poems and anecdotes which starts whereTracks on Damp Sandleaves off. Here we find that the firstborn eaglet to that pair of bald eagles we met inTracksis a female who leaves the nest reluctantly. We see her struggle and learn to survive in her world as the humans in her immediate surroundings learn to survive in theirs. Nothing comes easy for bird or humans, but light catches the moments and makes them touching and memorable. Over and over we see how all of life is truly a gift.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682010242
Publisher: North Star Press of Saint Cloud
Publication date: 03/15/2016
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Franco Pagnucci, Emeritus Professor of English at the Univeristy of Wisconsin–Platteville, has published storytelling books for teachers and students as well as six volumes of poetry:Breath of the Onion: Italian-American Anecdotes(2015),Tracks on Damp Sand(2014), a chapbookImprints of Your Tires on Damp Sand(2012),Ancient Moves(1998),I Never Had a Pet(1992), andOut Harmsen’s Way(1991). He has also been the editor for two antholgies:New Roads Old Towns(1988) andFace the Poem(1979). His essays have appeared in such publications asThe Christian Science MonitorandCommonweal. His poems have been published in many periodicals and anthologies, includingNews of the Universe,American Voices, andBest American Poetry 1999. He and Susan Pagnucci, a paper artist, live in the lake country of northern Wisconsin, where they work on handmade poetry books.

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