by Rose McLarney


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Winner of Weatherford Award for Best Poetry Book about Appalachia

A poet acclaimed for "uncompromising, honest poems that sound like no one else" (The Rumpus) now offers considerations of the natural world and humans' place within it in ecopoetry of both ambitious reach and elegant refinement

Rose McLarney has won attention as a poet of impressive insight, craft, and a "constantly questioning and enlarging vision" (Andrew Hudgins). In her third collection, Forage, she continues to weave together themes she loves: home, heritage, the South, animals, water, the environment. These intricately sequenced poems take up everything from animals' symbolic roles in art and as indicators of ecological change to how water can represent a large, troubled system or the exceptions of smaller, purer tributaries. At the confluence of these poems is a social commentary that goes beyond lamenting environmental degradation and disaster to record—and augment—the beauty of the world in which we live.

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ISBN-13: 9780143133193
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Series: Penguin Poets
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 588,092
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Rose McLarney is the author of two poetry collections: Its Day Being Gone, winner of the 2014 National Poetry Series, and The Always Broken Plates of Mountains. A Literary Field Guide to Southern Appalachia, which she coedited, is forthcoming from the University of Georgia Press. The recipient of the Chaffin Award for Achievement in Appalachian Writing and the Fellowship of Southern Writers' New Writing Award for Poetry, her work has appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Southern Review, New England Review, Prairie Schooner, The Missouri Review, Oxford American, and many other journals. Rose is associate professor of creative writing at Auburn University and coeditor in chief of the Southern Humanities Review.

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