Rope by Alison Deming
(Poets, Penguin)

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New from a poet renowned for her lyricism, wisdom, and originality

Alison Hawthorne Deming ’s fourth collection of poems follows the paths of imagination into meditations on salt, love, Hurricane Katrina, Greek myth, and the search for extraterrestrial life, all linked by the poet’s faith in art as an instrument for creating meaning, beauty, and continuity—virtues diminished by the velocity and violence of our historical moment. The final long poem “The Flight,” inspired by the works of A. R. Ammons, is a twenty-first century epic poised on the verge of our discovering life beyond Earth.


 

About Alison Deming

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ALISON HAWTHORNE DEMING is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Genius Loci, and three nonfiction books. Her poems and essays have appeared in Sierra, Orion, The Georgia Review, and many other publications and anthologies. She is a professor of creative writing at the University of Arizona and lives in Tucson, Arizona.
 
Published August 29, 2009 by Penguin Books. 112 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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