Swallow by Miranda Field
Poems (Bakeless Prize)

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From the microcosmic wilderness of an overgrown back yard to the cool, glassed-in exhibits in a natural history museum, Swallow swoops and darts, tangling the lines we draw between the wild and the cultivated. In her debut collection, Miranda Field explores a world composed equally of shadow and substance, filled not just with beauty but also with a kind of savage experience. But Swallow is more than a crisscrossing of boundaries. It is an imperative, a dare: Go ahead, do as Eve did; let hunger take you wherever it will.
According to James Longenbach, these poems are "too beautifully made to idealize freedom, too much in love with vicissitude to idealize beauty. Read these poems, enter them, and be hungry forever."

About Miranda Field

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Miranda Field was born and raised in London. A winner of the Discovery/The Nation Award and a teaching fellow at the 2002 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, she holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College. She is currently a writer in residence at the Teachers & Writers Collaborative and lives in New York City with her husband and two children.
Published August 15, 2002 by Mariner Books. 66 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Bird by Bird Writer-in-residence at the Teachers and Writers collaborative in New York City, North London-born-and-raised Miranda Field won the DiscoveryThe Nation award, and arrives here with the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference Bakeless Prize-winning Swallow.

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