Rising by Farrah Field

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What rises--and to what end? Farrah Field's award-winning debut collection, Rising, offers a new Southern poetry in which Field lets loose a Calamity Jane-like voice loaded with screwball humor.

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FARRAH FIELD is the author of Rising and the chapbook Parents. She lives in Brooklyn where she co-hosts an event series called Yardmeter Editions, occasionally blogs at adultish.blogspot.com, and is co-owner of Berl's Brooklyn Poetry Shop.
Published April 1, 2009 by Four Way. 72 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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While it might be possible, on first read, to assume that Field's quirkily, aphoristic poems are some kind of ode to a simple and innocent Southern aesthetic, with titles like “Self Portrait in Toad Suck, Arkansas” and “Possums and Critters Gets Back There,” her debut book...

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Open Letters Monthly

Scape, then, is a book about time as well as landscape, about how “snow breaks the back // of the field it / possesses” and so as with rocks and branches, so with language and memory: time cracks, shifts, and inverts the artifacts of sound and sense: “entire stuttering routs // break halfway to b...

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Buffalo Rising

Bobby and his new friend, Jennifer, step up their investigation when Bobby starts having daytime visions in addition to his nighttime revelations.

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