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Lifting Stones: Poems

Lifting Stones: Poems

by Doug Stanfield


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Lifting Stones is an autobiography of sorts; a travel journal where the poet travels in nature and into memories of love, hope, grief, and loss. "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards," wrote Søren Kierkegaard, and this is the genesis of Stanfield's collection. His poems understand a life by looking back along the trail, seeing clearly for the first time, stacking personal, grounded word formations like rock cairns left for the next traveler: a way for stones, and words, to live forward.

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ISBN-13: 9781578690589
Publisher: Rootstock Publishing
Publication date: 06/08/2021
Pages: 108
Sales rank: 1,168,871
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.22(d)

About the Author

Doug Stanfield grew up in western Ohio as the son of a teacher and a nurse. After many years working in journalism and public relations, he is now retired and writes poetry in western Washington, at the base of the Olympic Mountains. He was a finalist for author of the year with the Annual Spillwords Press Awards in 2019. Lifting Stones is his third book of poetry. Visit his blog,

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