Linda McCarriston mobilizes feeling, thinking, and narrating simultaneously to create works of music, insight, and passion. With characteristic honesty and energy, she draws from the lives of fellow human beings and from those of animals, toothe telling moments, metaphors, and myths of family life, social structures, and gender. Her recent experiences in Alaska come to represent an emigration just as urgent as the previous generation's from Ireland.
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About the Author
Linda McCarriston is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry, Talking Soft Dutch and Eva-Mary. The latter was also published by TriQuarterly Books/Northwestern University Press and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry. McCarriston holds both Irish and U.S. citizenship and lives and teaches in Anchorage, Alaska.
Table of Contents
Kitchen Terrarium: 1983
In Off the Cliffs of MherStone Quarry: Late Capitalism Comes to the Remote West Coast of IrelandKnockevenLocalIn ClareAubadeAs Memory
At the Indian StoreReading Ode to the West Wind 25 Years LaterAt My HousePostcard: Louise to Thelma from Hippy Writing SchoolThe Greeks Harvard HousingIndian Country Exxon Piggly WigglyLast FrontierAshtray: A StudyAlder Drive: AnchorageIn Mr. Rogers' NeighbourhoodJanuary, Anchorage
With the Horse in the Winter PastureBuckedQuincey's Harvest MoonOn Horseback"Girl from Lynn Bathes Horse!"Riding Out at EveningRiding Moriah in OctoberLe Coursier de Jeanne D'ArcAubade: NovemberA Thousand Genuflections
GreenFrontierTraditionalTwo Stories for Angel on the 1st Anniversary of Her SobrietyWrought FigureWarriorThe DevilBlow-UpMercatoElm Street: October 1977FaceMedicine for the Woman BetrayedAnniversarySwan Lake: Kenai Wilderness, AlaskaSong of the SculleryKatherine"My Fellow Americans . . ."Letter to the Daughter-in-HeartWorkshopTransitLittle River
Spring at the Bunting Institute, 1993