Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children

Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children

by Kathryn Winograd


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Slow Arrow: Unearthing the Frail Children explores in the microcosm of a forty-acre high mountain meadow and its surrounding lands vast worlds of ecological and familial migrations. The announcement by her eighty-five-year-old mother that she would be moving to Colorado to live out her last years sparks Winograd into a journey into what it means to be a steward of a land and its inhabitants she knows little about and steward of a grieving mother sliding irrevocably into the blindness she fears and the dying for which she longs.

Expanded gold mines, drought-induced wildfires, sudden aspen decline, solitary hawks and summer-pastured longhorns, coyote and elusive cougar, fairy trumpets: as Winograd takes her mother on an exploration of the inhabitants of this deceptively remote and arid landscape in southwest Colorado at the “back” of Pikes Peak, she begins to discover its metaphorical connections to the emotional family landscape she now lives in.

In this collection of essays, Winograd braids together the pressing environmental issues of today with the sacred and profane intersections of the human and the natural world .

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732952140
Publisher: Saddle Road Press
Publication date: 03/09/2020
Pages: 142
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.33(d)

Table of Contents


Breviaries of the Ghost


Migration Corridors

Funnel Weavers

On Intla: Snow that has Drifted Indoors

Unearthing the ‘Frail Children’

Gravitational Waves and the Canis lupus

Slow Arrow


The Calves of Winter



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