The Place Where I Left You

The Place Where I Left You

by Sandra Ann Winters


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Refreshingly direct, heroic in their address of the issues at the heart of the human condition. A natural empathy for the 'individual journey' is leavened by a superb mastery of her chosen craft, what Joyce calls 'a scrupulous meanness.' Her experience of growing up in rural North Carolina along with her extensive travels in Ireland bring a unique dimension to a poetry that transcends geographic and socio-cultural divides. How she unpeels the masks that would distract us from an assessment of our true selves is quite unique in modern poetry. Sandra Ann Winters served as a lecturer of English and Irish literature at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781908836939
Publisher: Salmon Poetry
Publication date: 01/20/2015
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

I Family

Death of Alaska 11

Aw Go Away Now 12

A Living Will 14

The Mother Vine 15

Water Signs 17

Arrow Poison 18

Being Fourteen 19

The Deaf Dog 20

Missed 21

Shampoo 22

Counterclockwise 24

Washing Turnip Greens 25

To An Ex-husband on His Sixtieth Birthday 26

Still Life 27

Reflections on a Foster Child 28

II Place

Calving Under the Moon 31

Lady Gregory's Paper Fans 32

Mute Swans 33

Early E-mail 34

Knocknagullane, Ireland 35

The Parlour 36

The Kitchen 37

The Library 38

My Bedroom 39

The Pond 41

The Garden 43

In the Neighborhood 44

III Self

A Master Could Make Flesh of Marble 47

Rodmell, February 25-April 18, 1941 48

Suicide 50

Haircut 51

Caretaker of the Crazymakers 52

Yo y Mis Pericos 53

La Gioconda 54

The Wisteria Blooms 56

Sailing on a Sloop with Strangers, Killaloe to Toomegranny 57

Whitby With a Friend 58

I Grew Up in a Shell Service Station 60

First Car 61

Stretched 63

How I Lost My Skirt While Reciting Hiawatha 64

Who is That Woman? 65

Talking to Okra 66

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