On This Borrowed Bike

On This Borrowed Bike

by Lisa Panepinto


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On This Borrowed Bike by Lisa Panepinto

A stunning first collection full of lyrical, heartwarming poems by the remarkable Lisa Panepinto. Her words touch on the suffering of the disenfranchised was well as the beauty and power of nature. As poet and National Book Award Finalist Patricia Smith declares, "Lisa Panepinto's abstract and lyrical vignettes serve as a wonderful introduction to a fresh new voice, bound to rattle the canon." Native American poet and musician Joy Harjo raves, "In these pages Justice falls in love with the blues. There's scuffling and dancing, and it's all coming down to what happens in the dark. There is enough love for everyone. Lisa Panepinto sings. You'll want to be here." Poet and Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award winner Annie Finch exclaims, "Panepinto's voice is so assured and pure, so confident and directed, that to follow it on its intricate and profound journeys can bring serious joy. Far more ambitious than they might at first appear, influenced by Native American, beat, and experimental poetics alike, these are poems that do not shrink from the poet's oldest task, the mighty healing work of the shaman."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989512534
Publisher: Three Rooms Press
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Lisa Panepinto is a poet, writer and editor of Cabildo Quarterly, an online and print literary journal. Originally from Spokane, WA, she relocated to Orono, Maine, where she worked with tribal elders of the Penobscot Nation, led poetry workshops for youth in foster care and served as a mentor with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Her volunteer efforts earned her a President's Volunteer Service Award. She has also been a weekly radio show host at WMEB. She currently lives in Pittsburgh.

Table of Contents

sounds like midnight 1

sparks 2

gin june 3

crow chase day 4

times when you leave 5

wild turkeys 6

back to me 7

crow q & a 8

crow jane 12

come in threes 13

on this borrowed bike 15

driving 19

night stream 20

at the folk festival 21

mediation 22

harvest party 23

down in pawn 24

eternal 25

across the river 26

not much 27

enough 28

waiting room 29

one of our houses 30

wild distance 31

for ryan 32

for lucy 33

for elmore 34

spokane 35

my water filled body 37

happy woman blues 40

blues authority 42

blues from the vfw 43

unfortune 45

private property 46

lying on the hotel bed he says to me 47

visiting you in the afterlife 48

river metallic as veins of saints 49

teeth grinder 52

beneath the waves 53

guantanamo 54

the night becomes strange 55

i open your coat 59

farewell ride 60

getting on the bus 62

our landscapes blend 65

blue dream 66

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