Hill Daughter: New and Selected Poems

Hill Daughter: New and Selected Poems

by LOUISE MCNEILL, Maggie Anderson

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ISBN-13: 9780822980698
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 10/15/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 168
File size: 698 KB

About the Author

Louise McNeill has published, in addition to her several books of poetry, short stories and essays.  She has been poet laureate of West Virginia since 1979, and in 1988 she was awarded the Appalachian Gold Medallion by the University of Charleston.

Maggie Anderson is the author of three previous collections of poetry, Years That Answer, Cold Comfort, and A Space Filled with Moving, editor of Hill Daughter: New and Selected Poems, and co-editor of A Gathering of Poets, and Learning by Heart: Contemporary American Poetry about School, Maggie Anderson has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the MacDowell Colony. She teaches creative writing at Kent State University where she directs the Wick Poetry Program and edits the Wick Poetry Series through the Kent State University Press.

Table of Contents

Editor's Note
Hill Daughter
Snow Angels
American Boating Song (1939)
Mayapple Hill
The Dream
Aubade to Fear (Heavy with Child)
Second Sight (My Son's First Springtime)
Hill Daughter
Wire Brier
Fox and Geese
Hill Song
Fiddler (1976)
Mountain Corn Song
Wire Brier
Involved (The Spider)
Overheard on a Bus (Woman with a Cleft Palate)
Chestnut Orchard
First Flight
Lost in Orbit
How to Unbewitch a Backtracking Hound
Ballad of Joe Bittner
Stories at Evening (A Suburban Mother Tells Stories to Her Son)
Ballad of Miss Sally
Ballad of the Rest Home
West Virginia
Garden Moment
Coal Fern
Ballad of New River
Gauley Mountain
Arrow Grasses River Greenbrier
Gabriel MacElmain, Pioneer
The Clearing
The Flame
Cornelius Verner
Katchie Verner's Harvest
Oil Field
Lydia Verner
The Son
Pioneer Lullaby
Granny Saunders
Granny's Story
Martha MacElmain
Jane Renick MacElmain (1)
Jane Renick MacElmain (2)
Donna MacElmain
Susan O'Kane
Nora O'Kane
Tillie Sage (1)
Tillie Sage (2)
Tillie Sage (3)
Jed Kane
Sol Brady
The Turnpike
Traveler and Old Sorrel
Burying Field
The River
The Horsemen
Corner Tree
The Autumn Drives (Early 1800s)
The Horsemen
Timber Boom
Log Drive
Saturday Night (1890–1910)
First Train (1895)
The Spark
Deserted Lumber Yard
Saturday Night (1930s)
Stoic (Circa 1907)
The Company (Coal Miner)
Best House They Was Ever In (Retired Coal Operator)
Monongah (December 6, 1907, Marion County, West Virginia, on the Monongahela River)
Overheard on a Bus (Miner's Wife)
Winter Day (Coal Country)
The Hard Road
The Roads
The Great Depression
Depression Wind (Winter 1930)
Pasture Line Fence
Threnody for Old Orchards
The Grave Creek Inscribed Stone
The Runaway Team (Written a Few Days After John Glenn's Space Flight)
Time Is Our House
Time Is Our House
The New Corbies
After the Blast
Potherbs (Of the Edible Wild Plants My Granny Taught Me)
Of Fitness to Survive
The Cave
When the Scientists Told Me of the Expanding Universe
To the Boys in Freshman History (Thermopylae, 480 B.C.)
The Hounds
Epitaph in the Imperative Mode
The Passage of Time
The Verb
Backward Flight
Over the Mountain
Author's Notes

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