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The Ginseng Hunter's Notebook records a vital and eccentric dance for life. In poems of brilliant texture and intimate gesture, the poet, wounded yet resilient, evokes a music as compelling and fresh as birdsong. In her love of language, and in her reasons for travel, Deanne Lundin calls to mind Elizabeth Bishop as she searches for something to name home, and for the knowledge to solve the equations of the human heart. Here is the wayfarer's journal in which each item has been carefully observed and duly entered as though it might harbor the one true remedy for the soul's longing.
About the Author
DEANNE LUNDIN'S poems have appeared in The Georgia Review, Prairie Schooner, Shenandoah, Kenyon Review, Colorado Review, Antioch Review, and elsewhere. She has earned degrees from the Eastman School of Music and the University of Michigan, and recently spent three months traveling and photographing in Iceland.
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“Deanne Lundin's The Ginseng Hunter's Notebook is an authentic poetic harmonium, blending a probative and anxious post-modernism with a nearly primitive lyric sensibility. I am struck and pleased by her lucid sense of the present, clarifying the moment as we live it, but equally awed by the transformations of her fractious narratives, wrung from her wide and wild historical flair. Hildegard of Bingen meets the Internet, indeed! Here are potions, conjurations, folkloric remedies, like voices from a vexing past are they our real parents? are they our demons? as acrid, as overwhelming, as they are brilliant and healing. The Ginseng Hunter's Notebook is a marvelous debut.”