Mining the veins of myth, love, and the natural world, Valerie Wohlfeld writes in lyrical, sensuous language that interplays with poetic form. She uses an exact vocabulary to describe the heart and its chambers [the correspondence of Persephone and Demeter], and the bittersweet love letter never sent to its betrayer. Here the magic of language never trumps meaning, but highlights and illuminates the transcendent world around us.
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About the Author
Valerie Wohlfeld’s first collection, Thinking the World Visible , was chosen by James Dickey for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. While writing that book, she lived in a three-hundred-year-old house in Massachusetts; she has continued to live in New England for more than two decades. She received a master of fine arts in writing from Vermont College. Published widely, her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, The Yale Review, Poetry, Antioch Review, New England Review, The Hopkins Review, and elsewhere.