The Ghost of Eden by Chase Twichell

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Vividly realized, emotionally gripping, these poems of Chase Twichell's confront the crucial issue of our times: the death of nature as we have known it. The Adirondacks, with their beauties and dangers, are the setting for many of the poems. They are inhabited by the fox, the bear, the fishercat. One is rabid, another dead, the third a life-sustaining dream. The "ghost" is both the shadow of the paradise we have so carelessly ruined, and the poet herself, from whom the elegy for it is wrenched. These are dark poems, frontal and unflinching, but they are illuminated by the poet's powerful love for the earth, and by the heightened, surprising joys forced from a new intimacy with her own mortality.

About Chase Twichell

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Chase Twichell is the author of five books of poetry and the best-selling Practice of Poetry. She is the founding editor of Ausable Press and lives in rural New York, with her husband, the novelist Russell Banks.
Published January 1, 1995 by FABER AND FABER. 78 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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``Someone at the party said it was impossible/ to imagine the death of the species/ ...but I could imagine it.'' In this impressive fourth collection, Twichell investigates human destruction of the natural world.

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