Little Boat

Little Boat

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of the author's works, which deal with such topics as grief, ordinary objects, illness, and memory.

University Press of New England
Following her National Book Award-winning Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003, Jean Valentine returns with a meditative and magical new collection. In Little Boat, Valentine continues her exploration of spiritual life, confronting the realities of aging and death in the serene and dreamlike voice so beloved by her many readers. Infusing even the most melancholy subjects with warmth and humanity, Little Boat explores such subjects as grief, ordinary objects, illness, and memory, carrying the reader into disparate worlds, rendering the complexity of our common experience through startling images. The poet's extraordinary juxtapositions blur the boundaries of the material world and the invisible, the given and the assumed, the present and the sometimes recently absent. Readers will find Valentine's quiet epiphanies on rich display here, as this much-heralded poet quietly merges the sorrowful and the sublime.
New poems from a National Book Award winner

Publisher: Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2007]
Copyright Date: ©2007
ISBN: 9780819568502
Branch Call Number: 811 V157L
Characteristics: viii, 67 pages ; 23 cm


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