More Water Than Words

More Water Than Words

by Kathleen McCoy


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An island that emerges, disappears, reemerges, green trees in flames, sheep that change color--death is considered here in the mythical realm of change and possibility. Rooms are never entirely empty of those who once inhabited them, and even window smudges take on the visage of a lost loved one. McCoy's poems are a richly hued consideration of "mysterium tremendum / through a shadow of glass." -- Marilyn McCabe, author of Glass Factory and Perpetual Motion

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781635341683
Publisher: Finishing Line Press
Publication date: 03/24/2017
Pages: 46
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Kathleen McCoy is the author of Green and Burning, Glas Agus a Dhó (Word Tech, 2016) and the chapbook Night-blooming Cereus and other poems (Adirondack FemSoul, 2007). She grew up in the Ohio Valley in Rio Grande and graduated from Georgetown College and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she was a Creative Writing Fellow and earned master's and doctorate degrees in poetry writing and modern literature. After her twin sister took their mother in for seven years, Kathleen cared for her the last seven years of her life. She organizes 100 Thousand Poets for Change at SUNY Adirondack in upstate New York where she also chairs the English Division. She lives with her husband, daughter, and the cats who own them.

Table of Contents

Through a Glass, Darkly 1

Oakroot 2

Textures 3

Posies 4

The Island of Black and White 5

Whale of a Dream 6

More Water than Words 7

The Violist 8

You Nibble Grilled Cheese 10

Synesthesia 11

Damhsa 12

Green and Burning Oak 13

Keening 14

No Language for You 15

Dogwood, Oak, Birch 16

Multilingual 18

Hy-Brasil 20

Letter to an Uninvited Guest 21

Play God 23

Midsummer Grief 25

Sitting Shiva in a Baptist Pew 26

Visitations 28

The Question 29

The Wheel 30

Rooms in Mourning 31

Rise 32

Notes 34

Additional Acknowledgments 36

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