by McLarney, Rose, 1982-

Format: Print Book 2019
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS3613.C5725 A6 2019
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Winner of Weatherford Award for Best Poetry Book about Appalachia

A poet acclaimed for "uncompromising, honest poems that sound like no one else" ( The Rumpus ) now offers considerations of the natural world and humans' place within it in ecopoetry of both ambitious reach and elegant refinement

Rose McLarney has won attention as a poet of impressive insight, craft, and a "constantly questioning and enlarging vision" (Andrew Hudgins). In her third collection, Forage , she continues to weave together themes she loves: home, heritage, the South, animals, water, the environment. These intricately sequenced poems take up everything from animals' symbolic roles in art and as indicators of ecological change to how water can represent a large, troubled system or the exceptions of smaller, purer tributaries. At the confluence of these poems is a social commentary that goes beyond lamenting environmental degradation and disaster to record--and augment--the beauty of the world in which we live.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "McLarney (Its Day Being Gone) takes up the challenge facing all poets writing in the era of the sixth extinction: how to match the highly personal, lyric impulse to species-wide, even planetary imperatives. "In my life, I have made unusually much time for looking," the poet writes in one of this haunting book's many ambivalent gestures: at once almost embarrassed by her own powers of discernment, yet also sure of the world's need for high-minded interventions; "There's a dwindling woodland beyond the window/ turned away from, by me in my admiring, by art/ finding its ending." Rhetorical questions abound as poem after poem delivers elegant, if also familiar epigrams: "Who doesn't know Audubon shot the birds he admired,/ stuffed them to make models?" and "Wildflowers tend to themselves// while all people plant these days are satellite dishes." McLarney settles easily into the posture of generalized, humanistic guilt: "Yet we all want the measures, so much extension,/ even of these days," as if there are universal sentiments that "the small/ mind asks when someone speaks/ about the big picture." Readers will revel in the work's undeniable beauty and smarts. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Series Penguin poets.
Subjects Nature -- Poetry.
Publisher New York :Penguin Books,2019
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Poems.
Language English
Notes Poems.
Description 67 pages ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9780143133193
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